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The Centennial Anniversary Edition 

Northwestern State University 

PO BOX 5273 

Natchitoches, LA 71497 

Volume 98 

Enrollment 9111 




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We weren't the pioneers through the 

entrance gates. 

We didn't know the people the 

buildings are named after. 

We aren't the first ones to climb to 

the fourth floor of Kyser. 



We are part of something bigger. 

We are continuing along 

a path others created. 

We are learning in an establishment 

that has surpassed the test of time. 



More will follow. For years to come, 
others will travel the same path we 

walked today. 
But for now it's our time to 

do as we please 

and to make the most of it. 

Today is our day to create history. 




During the past 60 years. Normal has 
played a dominant role in educational 
development throughout the state. These 
years saw Normal grow from humble 
beginnings to full teachers' college status. 
But they also made increasing demands 
upon her, and they furnished her with new 
opportunities in ever-broadening fields. So 
it became necessary for Normal to add 
extensive new programs to her traditional 
one of training teachers and "Normal" 
became "Northwestern State College of 
Louisiana:' It is with pride that we dedicate 
this book to the future greatness of 
Northwestern State-our College that is 
old and rich in traditions, but strong and 
imbued with the spirit of youth as she 
stands on the threshold of a new era in her 
history, an era filled with great promise, with 
new responsibilities and vastly widening 
opportunities. 

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October 21, 1983, Students 
stood in awe and disbelief 
as they watched a part of 
Northwestern's history go up in 
flames. Caldwell Hall housed 
many offices and a wealth of 
information and educational 
materials. Vice President 
Southerland called the fire 
"A tremendous loss, not only 
because of the records, files 
and equipment, classroom and 
office space that were lost, but 
also because of the enormous 
historic value of the building." 
The fire, undermined in cause, 
took a great deal from our past. 




Robert F Kennedy Jr. headlined the 10th annual 
Research Day in 1998. Kennedy, the chief prosecuting 
attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and senior 
sttorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, 
addressed the impact that Americans suffer from the 
economic, cultural, medical and agricultural effects of 
environmental injury. He is best known for his successful 
legal defense of the environment in prosecuting 
governments and companies for polluting the Hudson 
River and Long Island Sound. 




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preparation for the workforce 



With its multiple concentrations, accredited 
curriculum and professional staff, the College of Business 
is known for preparing students to be successful in their 
future workplace. 

Tyler Mitchell, freshman business major, said he 
decided to attend NSU mainly because of the College of 
Business' reputation. 

"My favorite thing about the college of business is 
my teachers and the staff;' Mitchell said. "So far, all of the 
people that have taught me or that I have gone to for 
any kind of help have been real straight forward and kind 
They take interest in the students they teach." 

The College of Business offers three 
concentrations: accounting, business administration and 
computer information systems (CIS). The college first 
appeared as a business education component in the 
1930s when NSU was a State Normal School. The former 
business division of NSU officially became the College of 
Business with accreditation in 1996. 

"The college is accredited, which requires 
adherence to rigorous guidelines and standards that 
affect courses offered and both student and faculty 
requirements;' Dr. Jerry Wall, dean of the College of 
Business, said. 

The classes' curriculum is heavily linked to the 
Internet and electronic technology of today, Wall 
said. The college does this in order to secure students' 
understanding and skills once they enter the workforce. 

"The curriculum is challenging;' Jonathan Watson, 
junior business major, said. "It makes you think and take 



responsibility;' 

Among the tough curriculum courses, students 
have the chance to attend classes that appeal to the 
fun side of business. Real estate classes require students 
to appraise a house. Small business and entrepreneurship 
classes give students the knowledge and awareness of 
owning and operating their own business. 

Watson also said he likes the versatility a business 
degree offers. He said he would be able to use his degree 
in whatever field he pursues in the future. 

Large companies such as Disney, State Farm 
and Wal-Mart, recruit from the College of Business, 
giving students the opportunity for internships and future 
employment. 

"It really shows that our college is worthwhile and 
can produce quality students and compete with top- 
notch schools;' Devon Drake, senior CIS major, said. 

Drake had an internship with Wal-Mart, which he 
initiated by a visit to its booth during a job fair held in the 
Friedman Student Union Ballroom. Drake said he received 
other job offers based on his Wal-Mart internship and the 
company's interest in NSU students. 

The demanding curriculum and professors' high 
expectations prepare students for the reality of the 
workforce, which require students to build a strong work 
ethic and responsible nature that will help them in years to 
come. 

- Taylor Graves 



(Above) Dr. Mark Schaub, associate professor of business, lectures during a business finance class in the State Farm Companies Foundation lecture room 
on the second floor of Russell Hall. The College of Business has a few oversized lecture rooms to accommodate large classes and for students to use for 
group presentations. 













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(Above) Stephanie Jordan and Samuel Spence. 
senior business administration majors, sit in the 
courtyard in front of Russell Hall after a class. 
Students hang out in the courtyard in between 
classes. 

(Left) Chris Watts, senior journalism major, 
approaches Barbara Russell, instructor in the 
College of Business, during a web design class. 
Web design teaches students of multiple majors 
HTML coding and how to build websites using 
Expression Web. 

(Bottom) Dr. Terry Bechtel, associate professor of 
accounting, writes on the board during Federal 
income tax class. Accounting is one of the three 
degrees offered from the College of Business. The 
other two are CIS and business administration. 




Academics 



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Where it all began 



"Training teachers is what Northwestern did. It was 
the only thing that Northwestern did" said Vickie Gentry, 
dean of the College of Education 

Today NSU offers many different degree programs, 
but according to Gentry, NSU began in 1884 as an 
institution for training teachers. NSU was originally called 
The Louisiana State Normal School. 

"There were no other degrees offered at that 
time, only that of training students to become teachers;' 
Gentry said. "If you wanted to become a teacher in the 
late 1800s, this was the only place that you could come 
to." 

Once these former students became teachers, 
many of them began their careers teaching in one-room 
schoolhouses, much like The Old Schoolhouse, according 
to the College of Education Web site. 

The Old Schoolhouse, once called Nichols School, 
was established in 1906. It was located in Derry, Louisiana 
and was iater donated to The Center for the History of 
Louisiana Education. The Old Schoolhouse currently sits 
atop a small hill right outside of the much newer Teacher 
Education Center (TEC). 

Much has changed in the College of Education 
since 1884. Students can no longer become certified 
teachers with a two-year degree. Now they must possess 
at least a four-year degree. When students graduate and 
become educators, they no longer teach in one-room 



schoolhouses, but find themselves in universities, middle 
schools and high schools. 

The changes in the College of Education aren't 
only seen over a 100-year period but can also be seen in 
the short term. 

"I have been the dean for four and a half years 
and I have seen a lot of changes!' Gentry said. She added 
that the department has gained more faculty but it has 
also lost some students due to the Louisiana Board of 
Regents redesigning of all teacher education programs. 
Because the requirements were getting tougher, some 
students chose to pursue other majors. 

"The state felt that the standards for becoming 
a certified teacher in Louisiana were not high or rigorous 
enough, so they specifically said that all universities that 
offer education degrees had to put in more content!' she 
added. 

Although the College of Education is continually 
changing, there has been one constant. The College of 
Education is still a huge part of NSU and teaching plays an 
intricate role in society. 

Hollie Alvarez, senior speech education major said 
it best. "NSU desires to create good teachers because 
teaching is the profession that creates all others" 

- Shelita Dalton 



(Above) The Old Schoolhouse, established in 1906 was donated to The Center for the History of 
Louisiana Education and moved to "The Hill" on the NSU campus in 1980. Until it closed in 1924, all 
grades were taught in one room, with only one teacher in charge of all classes. 

(Right above) Pictured are aged books and an old microscope from the collection in the college 
of business. 

(Right below) Displayed in a case are an aged calculator, stapler, books and glass containers. 
The College of Education holds a collection of aged school supplies to show the evolution of 
education. 

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(Top) The Teacher Education Center (TEC) is the building in which education majors 
take their classes. The building also houses the Middle School Lab in a separate 
pod. 

(Above) Allyce Hart, senior education major, student teaches a 2nd grade class at 
LP Vaughn Elementary School in Natchitoches. Hart taught the class about taste 
buds on the tongue by passing out candy and having groups of students say what 
type of flavor they had. 

(Middle above) Dr Martha Rhymes, assistant professor, describes a project 
during a reading methods class about an open-minded portrait project to do with 
children when teaching children's literature. 

(Middle below) The collection in the College of Education has a photo of NSU and 
students from 1910 and other original artifacts like school bells. 



Academics 



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A plethora of possibilities 



Liberal arts dates back to ancient Greece and has 
evolved into a course of study in institutions all over the 
world. 

The Liberal Arts College has four departments: 
journalism, language and communications, psychology, 
and social work; and two schools: School of Creative 
and Performing Arts and School of Social Sciences. The 
college also offers one associate program, six bachelor 
programs, three master programs and pre-law as a pre- 
professional program. 

The School of Creative and Performing Arts, the 
Department of Journalism and the Department of Social 
Work are all accredited. 

New this fall, the criminal justice program became 
a separate department in the College of Liberal Arts. 

"I love the variety of things we cover!' Dr. Bill 
Housel, school of social sciences coordinator, said. 
"People fascinate me, and people are the focus here of 
the college." 

Although the College of Liberal Arts is big in 
numbers, every school and department have the same 
agenda: scholarship, service learning and giving back to 
the community. 

"We like to think of ourselves as student centered 
with a hands-on approach;' Dr. Paula Furr, journalism 
department head, said. "Our primary focus is to teach, 
but we also have a requirement to perform obligations to 
service and scholarship" 

- Tori Ladd 




(Top of Page) — Kaitlynn Vincent, Tyler Schmidt, Casey Bozenski, Annie 
Gaarder, Angela Kang and Dustin Gaspard practice during a tap dance 
class. The creative and performing arts department offers ballet, modern, 
jazz and tap classes for theatre and non-theatre major students. 

(Above) Elisabeth Allison, junior psychology major, studies her notes be- 
fore statistics class. Statistics is offered through the psychology depart- 
ment, but it is required for other majors as well. 



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(Left) The Natchitoches 
Symphony Orchestra, housed 
in the Creative and Perfor- 
mance Arts Department, is a 
credited course for students 
Each performer auditions for 
his or her seat in the orchestra, 
creating the elite group of 
music professionals. 




(Above) Brandon Chatman. senior criminal justice and journalism major, and Katrina Denman, senior fashion merchandise major, work the audio and 
editing equipment for a live taping of NSU 22. The studio in Kyser Hall acts as a lab for journalism broadcast majors and minors. 



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(Above) Lacey Jones practices her 
CPR techniques on a dummy in the 
lab. Nursing students have lab hours to 
practice technique before they venture 
out into the real hospitals. 







photo by Bethany Frank 



(Above) Dana Guirlando and Whitney 
Deaton practice dressing a wound 
and proper sterile technique. Nursing 
students work together and help each 
other during lab hours. 




(Above) Tiffany Nichols, April Roberts and Molly 
Mclnnis practice on a dummy in the lab. Nursing 
students also have a few days of every week 
when they work in hospitals to get hands-on 
experience with patients. 




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(Above) Krysy Thomas and Sarah 
Cella work in the computer lab on . 
the NSU Shreveport campus. Nursing 
students take regular lecture classes 
and have accessible computer labs. 



photo by Bethany Fran 



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6Q/years and going 



The College of Nursing celebrates its 60th 
anniversary since becoming the first baccalaureate- 
nursing program in the Louisiana State Education System. 
Additional programs for undergraduates and graduates 
have been added since its founding in 1949, including an 
Associate of Science in nursing, a Bachelor of Science in 
Radiological Sciences and a Master of Science in Nursing. 

Since 1951, students have enrolled in the college's 
Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
program, which was the first offered in the state. The 
prestigious program offers an associate degree and a 
bachelor's degree. 

To obtain an associate or bachelor's degree, a 
student must pass an exam and practice as an RN in what 
is known as clinicals, Dr. Norann Plancock, dean of nursing, 
said. 

The associate degree, a two-year program, 
teaches basic nursing skills, while the four-year 
baccalaureate program offers students more in-depth 
training in management, leadership and complex nursing 
care. 

Jennifer Guthrie, sophomore nursing major, has 
enjoyed the program and hopes to be accepted into 
clinicals in Fall 2010. 

"I really like my classes!' Guthrie said. "I find it very 



nteresting." 

Garrison Nichols, junior nursing major, finished his 
classes and is in the first of five levels of clinicals. 

"There's no time to do anything but study, but we 
have fun, especially in lab!' Nichols said. 

The Master of Science in Nursing degree, which 
prepares students to become advanced practice RNs, 
was added to the college in 1972. 

The Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences 
was introduced in 1989 to the College of Nursing. It 
requires 124 semester hours and allows students the 
opportunity to become a radiology technologist. 

The College of Nursing is offered at four NSU 
campuses: Natchitoches, Shreveport, CenLa and Leesville. 
However, the program is available only for dedicated 
nursing students. 

"There are more people who want to get into the 
program than we have room for;' Plancock said. 

The College of Nursing has more to offer than just 
educational programs. Beta Chi began the first Louisiana 
Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor 
Society in Nursing. To be considered for membership, a 
student must be in the top third of his class and must be 
recommended by a current member. 

- Sarah Cramer 



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The College of Science and Technology has 
really grown since its establishment in 1996. 

"Before President Webb came, the university 
went through some pretty hard times!' Dr. Austin Temple, 
dean of science and technology, said. 

"(President Webb) reorganized the university 
into a structure that's more traditional, where you have 
department heads, you have deans and you have vice 
presidents!' Temple said. 

Today, eight departments make up the college: 
biology, chemistry and physics, engineering technology 
family and consumer sciences, health and human 
performance, mathematics, military science and 
aviation science. 

The college strives to help students during their 
studies in the hope they will continue to find success 
following graduation. 

"We're training students for jobs or graduate 
school, and the material we're giving them and the 
courses, are current, so they should be able to transition 
directly into the workforce;' Temple said. 

Within the departments are several organizations 
created to give students learning experiences that go 
beyond the classroom. 

JOVE, or 'joint venture! began as a correlation 



between NSU and NASA and offers scholarships to 
qualifying mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics 
majors and allows them to conduct research with their 
professors. 

"(JOVE) gives undergraduates the opportunity 
to research from the beginning of their college careers!' 
Dr. Frank Serio, mathematics professor and department 
head, said. 

The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps is for 
students interested in becoming officers in the Army and 
is not limited to students in the College of Science and 
Technology, 

Cassie Cannon, junior history and psychology 
major, showed much interest in the program. 

"I did the college thing for a while, and I always 
felt like I had a deeper purpose to give back!' Cannon 
said. "I've always wanted to give back just as much as 
I can, and I think joining the military is going to help me 
serve that greater purpose." 

In addition to JOVE and ROTC, the college offers 
several other programs for students to get involved in: 
Demon Math Classics, Inter-Disciplinary Experimentation 
and Scholarship, and biological field experiences. 

- Sarah Cramer 



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(Top Left) Students listen to their biology 
professor lecture on the human tongue. The 
tongue, the strongest muscle in the body, is 
made up of four sets of taste buds: bitter, salty, 
sweet and sour. 



(Top Right) A student measures chemicals in 
a test tube during her chemistry class. It is very 
important to make sure the chemicals are mea- 
sured correctly to avoid any possible mishaps. 



(Above Left) The engineering department's 
3D rapid printer (above right) creates three 
dimensional objects out of cornstarch and glue. 



(Left) Bobby Nowlin. assists Johnathan Spurgeon. 
senior industrial engineering major, with a 3-D 
imaging project. 



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once a scholar, always a scholar. 

The state's designated honors' college in the 
liberal arts and sciences offers a different approach to 
learning than a typical college experience by creating 
more of an intimate learning environment, while still 
building a bridge to the NSU community. 

"We care about learning, but we also care about 
people!' Dr. Davina McClain, Scholar's College director, 
said. "If education isn't fun, then you are doing it wrong." 

McClain said the Louisiana Scholars' College is 
one of the most demanding honors programs in the 
nation. Each student is required to complete 66 hours 
of core-course work. With such a wide range of classes, 
the students have more control over their education 
than traditional college. 

The Scholars' College features small, discussion- 
based classes led by involved faculty. 

"I love that it's so small and our professors really 
take a personal interest in us!' Tiffany Caudill, freshman 
liberal arts major, said. 

Scholars' College students are also active around 
campus in NSU organizations: the River, NSU Debate, 
Student Government Association, "The Current Sauce!' 
Student Activities Board, Demon Football, Soccer, 
Track and Field, Cross Country choir, orchestra, Spirit of 
Northwestern Marching Band and theatre. 

This year the Scholars' College went green with 
their own paper-recycling program. The students care 
about the community and try to support it in any way 
possible, McClain said. 

- Bobbie Hayes 





(Above) Scholars' students can often be found congregating on the 
steps of Morrison Hall and in the surrounding courtyard. 

(Left) Stacey Meyers, senior history major, chooses to study in the 
Scholars' College lounge in the late afternoon since the lounge is often 
very crowded around noon. 






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(Top) Jean DAmato, professor 
of classics, begins a discussion 
in Morrison Hall for the scholars' 
Text and Traditions class. 



(Bottom) Rachelle Menard, 
sophomore liberal arts major, 
broadcasts a radio show on 91.7 
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(Above Left) Brittany Dent, 
student personnel services 
and counseling graduate 
student, studies for class 
on the second floor of the 
Watson Library. Dent works 
as a resource teacher at 
Natchitoches Central High 
School and takes night classes 
during the week. 



(Above Right) Casey Hen- 
dricks, an education gradu- 
ate student, works at the Lab 
Middle School as a physical 
education coach. Hendricks 
participates in his enrolled 
classes through Blackboard. 

(Opposite Page Right) 

Psychology graduate student, 
Jessica Paul, is the graduate 
assistant for a statistics 
professor and grades the 
assigned homework and tests. 




(Above) Amanda Roe, studio art graduate student, works on various projects in her studio. Every graduate student in 
the art department is allowed his or her own studio on campus. 



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Graduate Students 




Graduate school — the term soaks the brain with 
thoughts of geniuses camping out in the library. Eyes 
locked on the latest issue of Britannica, devouring each 
page as if they will never read again. 

Who knows what stories are behind each of the 
1:100 students pursuing graduate degrees, but graduate 
students are normal people with unique motives for 
taking the leap. 

Some have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, 
while others want to advance their careers. Others see 
dollar signs, and some are thrilled by the challenge. A 
few just aren't sure what else to do with their lives or 
simply want to delay the "real world." 

The majority of students aren't fresh out of 
college, but people who tried the workforce long 
enough to know what they do and don't want, Dr. 
Steven Horton, dean of graduate studies and associate 
provost, said. 

"This is the general trend nationwide, and it's 
almost encouraged!' Horton said. "You don't want to 
waste your time and money in graduate school for 
something you're not sure about." 

Of the 100-150 full-time grad students, 88 are 
graduate assistants on scholarship, while the others are 
part-time or distance learners, often juggling school, 
work and families. 

This was the case for Natchitoches local 
Casey Hendricks. Hendricks taught and coached in 
Natchitoches and Many for more than 10 years when 
he decided to pursue a master's degree in educational 
leadership. 



Hendricks took graduate level classes, taught at 
the Middle School Lab on campus and raised a family. 

"It's tough!' Hendricks said. "But I've gotten 
used to it. If I decide the classroom isn't for me, I'll have 
administrative duty as an option." 

NSU offers nearly 20 different graduate programs 
in fields including education, psychology, English, health 
and human performance, heritage resources, music, 
nursing and the arts. 

Within two to three years, Northwestern could 
adopt several more programs. Master's degrees in the 
works at NSU's Leesville Campus include homeland 
security, radiological science, applied science and 
technology, humanities, and social work, Horton said. 

Those looking for a financial boost can apply for 
scholarships or look into the graduate assistant program. 
Graduate assistants are enrolled full-time and work 20 
hours a week teaching, researching or servicing their 
department in exchange for $10,000 a year. 

Jacob Spielbauer is one of three graduate 
assistants for the Demon basketball team. Some of 
his duties include exchanging game film with other 
universities, player development and meeting recruits. 
He is working on a master's in sports administration and 
teaches a personal fitness class on campus. 

Spielbauer said the teacher-student relationship 
is different from the one at the undergraduate level. 

"The teachers are really involved with us at 
this level!' he said. "They give you a lot of respect and 
guidance and help you find jobs." 

- Hannah Casey 



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(Above Left) The CALL spring graduates. (Front Row) Perry 
Lowe, Phyllis Edwards. LaSha' Garner, Catherine Hamilton, 
and Gerrell Thomas. (Back Row) Jimmy Long, Thomas 
Hanson, Randall Webb, Joseph Dow- Honorary Doctorate, 
Darlene Williams, Senator Gerald Long. 

(Above Right) Robert Ellis, CALL student (42), instructs 
baseball players on the field during a Sharks game, a winter 
league for which Ellis was asked to be a pitching coach. 
During his time in Hawaii, Ellis was able to stay on track with 
his CALL classes through the Internet. 

(Right) Jennifer Danos, a CALL student, completes her 
coursework online using Blackboard and works during 
the day as the administrative assistant for electronic 
continuing education department, while juggling a 
family at home. She is in the process of completing her 
accounting degree and earning a bachelor's degree in 
business. 



CALL Enrollment 

Fall 2007 170 

Spring 2008 190 

Summer 2008 140 

Fall 2008 260 



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To encourage the ever-continuing search for 
education at all ages, the Office of Electronic and 
Continuing Education hosted the Continuum for All 
Louisiana Learners, a fast-track online course option for 
adult learners. 

The CALL Program, initiated by the Louisiana 
Board of Regents, offers accelerated courses for adult 
learners wanting to finish their education. Based on 
studies, adult learners need a variety of options for 
online classes, which the CALL Program strives to offer. 
The program also teaches adult learners how to take the 
knowledge they gained as an adult and apply it toward 
their degree. 

"If you like to learn, this program encourages 
you to learn!' Robert Ellis, NSU CALL student and former 
professional baseball player, said. 

After attending NSU for two years, he transferred 
to a community college and was drafted to the minor 
leagues. He then went to the major leagues and played 
baseball for 16 years. 

Once he made the decision to continue his 
education, Ellis learned about the CALL program after 
contacting NSU to ask how to transfer classes to a 
university closer to where he lived in Texas. He enrolled 
in the CALL Program and took all online classes to earn 
a general studies degree with a concentration in social 
sciences in four semesters, graduating fall 2008. Ellis 
plans to receive his master's degree in adult education. 
He said going back to finish his education was the best 
thing he could have done. 

"No question -- If I had been continuing my 
education while I was playing, I would have been a 
better player!' Ellis said. 

Ellis is a pitching coach for the NY Mets, and the 
flexibility of the CALL Program allowed him to work and 
travel. 



The program has the option of taking four, eight 
or 16-week online classes at a time, allowing adult 
learners to concentrate on a few classes at a fast pace 
to graduate sooner. 

"This really made me understand what I learned 
during my years in professional baseball!' Ellis said. 
"Before I was just a baseball guy, but now I'm able to 
apply my knowledge in ways I couldn't have even 
imagined." 

Darlene Williams, vice president of continuing 
education and technology directed the project in its 
infancy and said NSU was chosen because they already 
showed interest in programs to attract adult learners. 

"The most rewarding experience for me from a 
program development view, was being in the coliseum 
to see (the CALL students) walk across the stage and 
get their diplomas!' Williams said. "Being able to offer 
a service that helps those seeking to complete their 
education and see it finalized during graduation was so 
rewarding." 

Jennifer Danos, administrative assistant for 
electronic and continuing education, helped pilot the 
grant that would fund the CALL Program and later 
became one of its students. 

Danos works during the day and juggles her 
teenage children at home. Online classes were the best 
way for her to continue her accounting degree and 
receive a business degree. 

"I was excited to take fast-track classes online!' 
Danos said "I'm really active with both my boys' 
activities. I can't do my homework until late at night." 

Danos takes about two or three classes a 
semester and plans to graduate in at least three years. 

"My goal is to graduate before my boys get into 
college!' Danos said. 

- Kera Simon 



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It's no secret. Getting out of bed every morning 
to go to class is a daily chore for most college students. 
Dealing with work schedules, children and commuting 
can make attending class even more difficult. 
However, with advances in technology, an increasing 
number of NSU students are choosing to opt out of 
traditional classroom settings in favor of online classes. 

"The advantage of an online course is that you 
work at your own pace!' Kedrick Kennedy, senior business 
administration major said. 

"In a classroom, you have a 50-minute to an hour 
class or an hour and 15 (minute] class, and the teacher 
can't cram all the chapters in within that one day!' he 
said. "With an Internet class ... you have more time to 
get the assignments and work done." 

Chanel Savoie, early childhood education 
graduate student, thinks online classes better suit her 
schedule. 

"I think it's a great thing!' she said. "I have no 
interference between my classes and my job." 

Savoie also believes Internet courses fit her 
personality. 

"I'm kind of shy!' she said. "I prefer that I don't 
have to answer questions in front of people." 

First offered by the College of Education in the 
early "90s, online courses have quickly grown to include 
288 classes and over 500 sections as of spring 2008. 

"There are 10 parishes that Northwestern 
provides courses for ... it's a way for us to extend our 
outreach efforts to these rural communities, to be able 
to offer courses in degree programs!' Darlene Williams, 



vice president of continuing education and technology, 
said. 

Williams said online courses have had a positive 
influence and brought distinction to the university. 

"I think that by offering the online classes, not 
only have we provided more opportunities with students 
to have flexibility when it comes to working, taking care 
of families and other kinds of responsibilities, but it has 
allowed us to reach beyond our service area as well, 
and gain recognition for Northwestern as being a leader 
in electronic learning in the state!' she said. 

For Dr. Jung Lim, assistant professor in the 
department of journalism, online courses alter the jobs of 
both student and teacher. 

"The role of instructor in online environments is 
more like a facilitator rather than an instructor!' she said. 
"Students in these settings are more active learners who 
have the ownership of their own learning." 

Skipping out on traditional courses does have 
its disadvantages because contacting professors and 
fellow students can pose a problem. 

"Not being able to see your professor face to 
face (is difficult). Everything seems to take a little bit 
longer!' Savoie said. 

"The class should at least meet once, so students 
and teachers can get to know each other!' Amadeo 
Mitchell, music education major, said. 

Savoie said personal responsibility was a key 
ingredient to succeeding in online courses. 

"You don't have anyone to motivate you!' she 
said. "You have to motivate yourself." 

- Kevin Clarkston 










(Above) Empty classrooms, such as this one in Kyser Hall, may become more common with the rise of online classes and the convenience they offer. 
"The advantage of an online course is that you work at your own pace!' Kedrick Kennedy, senior business administration major said. 



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(Above) Michael Ebarb, sophomore general 
studies major, uses the computer lab in 
Watson Library to check class assignments 
on Blackboard. 

(Left) Stephanie Garrett, senior general 
studies major, looks over class materials and 
checks assignments on Blackboard in the PE. 
Major's Building computer lab. 



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After putting hours into intense study sessions 
for long and stressful classes, students are given the 
opportunity to focus their studies on something they find a 
bit more enjoyable electives. 

Electives are classes students chose to take 
outside their core curriculum. 

The electives a student chooses depend on a 
variety of factors, like interest and prior experience. 

"I'm taking French and tennis this semester!' Connor 
Reilly, freshman criminal justice major, said. "I took French 
in high school, and I've been playing tennis for 12 years!' 

Criminal justice majors, like Reilly, take a minimum 
of 17 hours to meet their elective requirements. Of those 
hours, the students are strongly encouraged to take 
another foreign language in addition to the language 
courses already required and a health and fitness course. 

Although many students choose electives that 
pertain to their majors, some choose electives strictly 
based on the enjoyment they will get out of it. 

Spencer Pearson, sophomore liberal arts and 
journalism major, chose to take a scuba diving course. 

"I like to take a fun class every semester!' Pearson 
said. "It helps keep me sane." 

NSU offers two scuba diving courses: skin and 
scuba diving, and advanced scuba diving. Such classes, 
however, include rather expensive fees. 

Pearson explained the class alone costs $250, 



which covers the gear and other expenses required to 
take the course. There is also an optional trip to Florida, 
which increases the class fee to $500. 

There are various other human performance 
classes offered, including bowling, racquetball, golf, 
swimming, volleyball anq several fitness classes. 

Zachary Price, sophomore equcation major, chose 
swimming as his three-credit hour course elective. 

"It gives me something to look forward to. It's a 
stress reliever and it's good for your health!' Price said. 
"What's not to love?" 

Price said the teacher worked closely with 
students and allowed students to swim at their own skill 
levels. 

The Creative and Performing Arts Department also 
has a variety of electives students may take. 

Sarah Clarius, senior graphic communications 
major, filled her schedule with classes that enable her to 
do what she loves. 

"I love to make things and take pictures!' Clarius, 
who has been busy with sculpture, photography and 
graphic communication, said. 

Clarius is required to take two photography 
classes in the art department, but she chose to take 
Photography III and IV as electives. She also took a crafts 
class in the art department, which focused on collage 
making. 









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(Opposite Page) Scuba diving has been 
taught in the on-campus natatorium for 
29 years and is an opportunity to learn a 
new hobby. 

(Left) Kempo Karate classes are offered 
through electronic and continuing 
education department as a non-credit 
course and are open to the public 



(Far Left) Aviation students can 
use indoor simulators to practice 
flying. While NSU does offer an 
aviation science degree, the 
courses are offered as electives. 

(Left) Joey Deizendorf. senior 
business major, waits for his 
pottery to dry during a ceramics 
class in the art department. Craft 
classes are popular electives 
among students due to their 
fun-factor. 

(Below) Senior Lauren Hughes 
watches sophomore Mark 
Bloodworth II, both CIS majors, 
while he takes a practice swing. 
Recreational sports electives. 
like golf, bowling and tennis, are 
popular among students. 



In the English department, some classes stand 
out as unique, like English 3510: film theory. In the class, 
students learn to analyze films. They typically watch a 
movie and then discuss their take on the film, much of 
which includes anything from the plot to camera angles. 

For students looking to take a temporary, non- 
credit elective, the Office of Electronic and Continuing 
Education (ECE) offers several interesting courses. 

ECE is a program that enables the use of online 
classes and video conferencing. 

The program acts as a "support unit" for the 
school and the academic courses offered online, said 
Darlene Williams, vice president for technology, research 
and educational development. 

ECE does more than just enable the use of online 
courses. It offers non-credit courses for students with an 
array of interests from leisure learning to professional 
development courses 

The classes offered this year included Water 
Aerobics, Basic Floral Design I, II and III, a swing dancing 
course, Kempo Karate, and several professional and 
personal development courses. The ECE office was open 
to the public and any student who wished to enroll in a 
non-credit course. 

- Sarah Cramer 




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1. The summer production of "Dog Tales" was a 
children's show written by Scott Burrell, theater 
coordinator. Front are Kendall Judy and Allee Peck. 
Behind are Casey Bozenski and Josiah Kennedy. 

2. The University Choir performs Bach's "Come Sweet 
Death" in Magale Recital Hall for their fall concert. 
The 85 voices of the choir performed synchronized 
interpretive hand movements to accompany the 
song. 

3. The fall production of "Romeo & Juliet" included 
Rebecca Russell as Juliet and Joshua Coen as Friar 
Lawrence. The play, directed by Pia Wyatt, had 
matinees performances for surrounding middle and 
high schools as part of a theatre outreach program, 
exposing the young to a well rounded variety of 
theatre. 

4. Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra 
performs their annual benefit concert to raise money 
for scholarships. The concert featured singers from 
the Laurence Welk Show, Tanya Welk-Roberts and 
Gail Farrell. 




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5. In the fall. Elizabeth Bigger, David Sylvester and Reshad 
Horton performed "My Children! My Africa!" The play was about 
a white South African girl who befriends and debates with a 
black South African boy and his teacher amidst a time of strong 
racial tension. 

6. The Jazz Ensemble performs in Magale Recital Hall in the 
fall, where Carlos Ortiz IV was awarded the first jazz ensemble 
scholarship in the university's history. The Jazz ensemble consists 
of only saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitars, drums and 
bass. 

7. The Dance Company performs to a song from "Cabaret" in 
February. The production also included a lyrical solo, hip-hop 
number and a few modern dances. 

8. Percussion extends beyond marching. During the fall, percus- 
sionists focus on drumline, but in the spring their concentration is 
on concert literature. On top of percussion ensemble, students 
are also involved with many other ensembles throughout the 
CAPA department. 



9. "Alice in Wonderland" was performed in the spring by Ryan 
Reynolds as March Hare, Tracena Collongues as Alice and Ryan 
Hazelbaker as Mad Hatter 




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gala surpasses generations 



The NSU music department in 1968 unknowingly 
began one of NSU's most popular traditions. 

In its earliest years, the Christmas Gala, originally 
called the Christmas Concert, was one of Natchitoches' 
black tie affairs. After every Christmas Concert the 
department would sponsor a cocktail buffet at the 
Natchitoches Country Club. Natchitoches residents, NSU 
faculty and students watched the concert and then 
enjoyed food and dancing. 

More than 20 years later the Gala began to 
change in 1989. The music department decided to 
use the money from the cocktail buffet for orchestra 
scholarships. Also, Dr. Jack Wann and Dr. Vicky Parrish 
added a theatre component to the show. 

The Gala today is composed of various art forms 
from the music, dance and theatre departments. The 
show featured performances from the choir, orchestra, 
drumline and jazz band, as well as the Demon Dazzlers, 
the Rockettes, student actors and dancers. 

The Christmas Gala began as an offshoot of the 
Symphony Society's programs. Although many aspects 
have been added or changed, traditions have continued 
to grow. 

The Rockettes, a dance group specifically for the 
Gala, are based on the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. 
Each year the dance number and costumes are changed, 
but the silver shoes, the Rockettes' symbol, are always 
present. 

"To be able to call myself a Rockette means the 
world to me!' Mandi Ridgdell, Rockette and senior theatre 
major, said. "It's such an amazing feeling to be on stage 
and hear the bohs' and dhs' from a crowd of children, or 
to have a little girl tell you that you are her favorite." 

Preparing for a role as Rockette was challenging. 
Ridgdell became a Rockette her freshman year and 
began stretching and practicing dancing in heels every 
week to prepare for the role. 

Although Gala has many traditions, each year the 
performance has a different storyline. Dr. Barry Stoneking, 
director of the dance program, wrote and directed this 
year's Christmas Gala. 

Stoneking said his inspiration when writing the Gala 
was the Nutcracker Story, a traditional Christmas story. 
But, as audiences saw, he included other classic story lines 
into the plot. 

Clara Anne, the main character, lived in an 
orphanage where the children try to steal her doll. She 
falls asleep and dreams about a place where anything 
can happen. Throughout her dream she meets famous, 
historical characters that inspired her to have ambition 
in her life. Toulouse, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Chaplin, 



Josephine Baker and Isadora Duncan displayed their 
talents after each individual introduction. 

Rebecca Brown, sophomore theatre major, 
played Clara Anne. She said the rehearsal schedule was 
tough. Actors only had three weeks to rehearse the 
character scenes, and Brown was sick during the last 
week of rehearsals. But Brown made sure to stay healthy 
for the seven Gala performances. 

"I was so paranoid of getting re-sick that during 
the tech and performance week, I would be sipping on a 
jug of orange juicer Brown said. 

Brown said performances went by quickly, and 
it was a challenge to find the energy of a cute, curly, 
curious little girl time and time again, but she somehow 
managed to pull it off. 

"The drumline helped a lot with reviving my spirit 
and energy during their glowstick number!' Brown said. "No 
one could see, but Clara Anne was jumping and dancing 
and just jamming next to the stage-right wing." 

The drumline performance was one of the crowd's 
favorites. The drumline performed "Short Circuit!' a black- 
light snaredrum and tomtom peice, which has been the 
same for four years because of the positive audience 
response. 

"I love to see several drummers get together and 
be able to perform completely in sync with each other!' 
Tyler Mitchell, freshman business major, said. "They did 
an excellent job with all the different shapes and words. 
It was the first time I had ever seen drummers use glow 
sticks." 

The management of all the dance and song 
numbers, actors and orchestra was an involved job. 
Stoneking communicated with each department to 
ensure everyone was on track with rehearsals. Then the 
week before opening night, every department rehearsed 
together. 

Although the director brought everything together 
and polished it for opening night, the stage manger is in 
charge of making sure things run smoothly during every 
show. The stage manager sat in a booth with a head 
set and script ready to give orders to his crew during 
performances. 

"The director and designers have nursed this work 
of art into what it is!' Kendall Judy stage manger and 
junior theatre major, said. "Now they have left, and it's my 
job to take care of it" 

Just as the director passed on the headset to the 
stagemanger, the tradition of Christmas Gala continues to 
be passed on through generations. 

-Taylor Graves 






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(Left) he NSU Improv Troupe entertains the crowd as part of 
Charlie Chaplin's introduction durinQ,the Christmas Gala. 




(Above) The orphans sing "It's a hard knock lifer The Christmas Gala's story focused on the curly-haired Clara Anne's dream and search for her 
nutcracker doll. 



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Among the student body, there is a group of 
young men and women who are more than just students 
They are leaders. 

They are the Demon Battalion of the Army ROTC 
(Reserve Officers' Training Corps). 

"(In ROTC) you get an experience that you 
wouldn't normally get in colleger Major Stevie Smith, 
recruiting operations officer and enrollment and 
scholarship officer, said. 

The program taught students how to be leaders 
and ultimately prepared them for the military. In the 
classroom, the cadre, or training staff, taught their 
students military tactics and leadership skills. 

Leadership is practiced on a daily basis, Smith 
explained, whether the cadets are in class, doing 
physical training or out in the field. 

"Each cadet has the chance to lead the other 
cadets in one way or another!' Smith said. 

Cadets have the opportunity to take what they 
learn in the classroom outside of campus. 

In the fall, the battalion visited Camp Beauregard 
in Pineville, where they focused on land navigation. The 
cadets then practiced squad training in the spring at 
Kisatchie State Park. They also went on Viking quests to 
practice land navigation skills and battle drills. 

"Leadership isn't only about being a leader. It's 
also about being a good follower!' Cadet Elisha Ibanga, 
sophomore chemistry major, said. 

Four levels make up the ROTC curriculum. Military 
science (MS) level 1, the entry-level cadet, is made up 
of freshmen and teaches students the military basics. 
Sophomores make up the MS 2 level. They are not yet in 
command, but learn more advanced military skills than in 
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"(MS 2s) are taught more in-depth squad tactics, 
battle drills and leadership excellence!' Ibanga, who MS 2, 
said. 

As an MS 3, cadets are given more authority. They 
also begin their training for the Leadership Development 
Assessment Course (LDAC). 

"MS 3s are always put in leadership positions 
because (they) have to be capable leaders to pass LDAC!' 
Ibanga said. "The MS 3 will range from squad leader to 
platoon leader, and they take care of the day-to-day 
cadet operations." 

Cadets from around the nation attend LDAC, a 
one-month course in Washington that tests the skills and 
knowledge of the cadets. 

"Basically they're evaluating you on everything 
you should've learned during your three years in ROTC to 
see if you qualify to be an officer!' Ibanga said. 

Cadet Antoinette Selby senior electrical 
engineering technology major, is an MS 4. Selby attended 
LDAC last year. She explained that the course tests the 
cadets through various exercises, including a physical 
fitness test, a day and night land navigation course and a 
combat water survival test. 

Upon completing LDAC, the MS 3s are assigned 
a specific branch in the military and advance to the MS 
4 level to finish their education and training. During this 
year, the cadets work on refining their leadership skills and 
serve as leaders of the battalion with the oversight of the 
cadre. 

"Our main focus... is to run the battalion and 
to give back to the (MS 3s) to make sure they have a 
successful completion at LDAC!' Selby said. 

- Sarah Cramer 



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(Opposite Page) Cadet Kegan Keller salutes LTC Lee 
Pennington during the fall awards ceremony. All of 
the cadets like Jonathan Watson, right, attend award 
ceremonies every semester where they receive certificates 
for categories like "most improved!' "highest PT score and 
"highest GPA." 

(Top Left) Cadets listen to a lecture during the semi-annual 
field training exercise at Camp Beauregard in Pineville. 

(Top Right) Cadets Brandon Messick and Jason Andreoni 
play pool in the military science building's recreation room 
Cadets use the room to also play ping-pong, foosball and 
access the kitchenette. 

(Middle Left) ROTC cadets fire the cannon at an NSU home 
game for each touch down earned. 

(Above Right) High school students climb one of the 
obstacles in the on-campus rope course to learn the 
importance of teamwork during the Demon Challenge 09. a 
one-day workshop where JROTC programs worked with NSU 
ROTC students. 

(Bottom Left) The battalion conducted a training exercise in 
which they searched and evacuated the empty and soon- 
to-be-destroyed Boozeman Hall in search of "terrorists". 



ROTC Qualifications 

In addition to experiences and training that 
will last a lifetime, the cadets are offered something 
else to better their college years— scholarships 
However like any school scholarship, there are 
gualifications. 

Each cadet is required to pass the Army 
Physical Fitness Test (APFT) in order The APFT standards 
vary based on age and gender, but are the same in 
every battalion Students must also be between the 
ages of 17 and 29 have a 2.5 GPA and ACT score of 
19 

Any student is allowed to take an ROTC 
course as an elective as long as he or she is between 
the ages of 1 7 and 35 and has at least a 2.0 GPA 



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When it comes to art, Thomas Edison said it best — 
"Genius is 99 percent perspiration." 

This is true of art students who already have the 
talent. They just need to be proactive in the creation of 
their future. 

Michael Yankowski, art professor, has taught artists 
at NSU for 22 years and has theorized what he calls "the 
tortoise and the hare syndrome!' 

"We may get some hot-shot high schoolers who 
know they're good and then figure they don't have to 
work hard when they get to colleger Yankowski said. "A 
lot of people think that art's easy. That's why they get into 
it, and then they're sadly mistaken." 

Being a successful artist takes a lot of drive, 
commitment and enthusiasm. As an art professor, 
Yankowski strived to help students find their passions. 
Once art students are passionate about their own work, 
they do not mind the extra time needed to create it. 

"We're mentors to the students, because we 
want them to be good artists!' Yankowski said. "It's not like 
teaching. It's nurturing." 

Art students have many time-consuming 
assignments to complete for classes. 

Sarah Clarius, senior graphic communication 
major, said most art classes are three hours long, leaving 
time to do assignments in class. But students still have to 
work outside of the classroom. 

"It's all about time management!' Clarius said. "You 
have to figure out how to manage time your time well. All 
good art has a lot of time spent on it, trying to become 
better." 

The art department has two separate degrees: 



graphic communication and studio art. Both art forms 
take dedication to perfect, but the similarities end there. 
Graphic artists are taught to take their clients' ideas and 
communicate them through visual language. Studio artists 
have to start with their own idea. 

Even with the two degree programs, the art 
department is small, creating a family-like environment. 

"Everybody knows everybody and we all get 
along!' Cagney Coody senior graphic communication 
major, said. "It's like our own little community." 

The art department is about 80 percent graphic 
artists and 20 percent studio artists. Yankowski said this is 
due to the more stable job market graphic artists have 
over studio artists. 

"I wish we did have more studio majors. Most of 
the students that go here, are graphic design!' Becky 
Edwards, senior studio art major, said. "I kind of feel like 
studio is like a dying breed." 

Edwards originally wanted to study art history but 
once she got into college and gained confidence in her 
work as an artist, she chose to study studio art. Now, as a 
senior, she specializes in mixed-media sculptural art and 
takes many independent-study courses to complete her 
art degree. 

"Art isn't like math. With a subject like math, you do 
it all yourself',' Edwards said. "But with the peers I have here 
(in the art department), it's like you see them doing work, 
and it makes you want to do work. It inspires you. You 
have discussions and learn from each other" 

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(Opposite Page) The works of Painting and Drawing I classes were s 
Gallery 2 in the Creative and Performing Arts Building in the fall 

(Left) Mary Squyres finishes her print blocks during a printmaking class Ir 
pnntmaking. students carve patterns into wood to a stamp to print the de 
on paper. 

(Below) agney Coody. senior graphic 

of a fellow student using a pinhole camera during his Photography II class Art 

students are required to take Photography I and II 

(Bottom Left) During the spring, a contemporary c >llage crafts class and two 
color theory classes collaborated to create a large installation piece that was 
displayed in Gallery 2. The collage crafts class created multiple collages using 
mixed media that were painted chosen colors by the color theory classes 

(Bottom Right) Lisa Rachal 18-foot playhouses were on display on campus 
next to the natatorium in the spring and fall of 2008 Rachal worked on the 
playhouses, which were part of her graduating senior show, for a year and a half 



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The 200-year old Kate Chopin House in Cloutierville burned 
to the ground Oct. 1, leaving the Natchitoches area saddened and 
shocked by the sudden loss of historical treasure. 

"I think it was a wake up call for a lot of people to monitor 
significant properties more often and realize that tragedy could 
be only a moment away Ryan Smith, heritage resources graduate 
student, said. 

The Kate Chopin House, built by slaves between 1805 and 1809, 
served as the Bayou Folk Museum as well as the residence of one of 
the most important American female writers of the late 19th century. 
The day after the fire started, the Cane River Creole National Historic 
Park service and faculty and graduate students from the NSU heritage 
resources department were in Cloutierville to stabilize the site. Due to 
the unsafe conditions, the students were not allowed in the site, but 
could work with removed artifacts. 

"I wish I could have done more!' Smith said. "Being a student, 
there were certain liability issues. And with everything still smoldering, 
we did all that we could." 

Fifteen graduate students went to the still smoldering Kate 
Chopin site to preserve whatever debris they could find. The students 
delicately cleaned pieces of china and pottery, salvaged parts of 
scrapbooks, and catalogued the lost and found artifacts. Students 
also helped move the antiques and artifacts from surrounding buildings 
to keep them safe from possible re-ignition of the site, which occurred 
one week later. 

Heritage resources department volunteers took some of 
the artifacts to the NSU campus to be more delicately preserved. 
Joe Evans, senior heritage resources major, assisted in wrapping the 
salvaged water-logged books from the Chopin site to dry and later 
freeze them to prevent mold. 

"It was pretty somber in the department and everyone was 
pretty down, because it was so famous!' Evans said. "But on the 
bright side, everything that existed in the house has already been 
catalogued and some scanned. Even though most was lost, we at 
least had enough forethought to keep records of its existence." 

The faculty and students of the heritage resources department 
were able to step in and put their skills to use, but they also did all they 
could to ease the grief of the community. 

"I think it was somewhat overwhelming to see the site like that 
and understand all that was lost!' Dr. ElizaBeth Guin, associate professor 
of heritage resources, said. "It was really hard on the folks that had a 
connection to the site. I'm glad we could take some of the burden off 
of the site owners!' 

-Kera Simon 



(Top) Ashley Constance, heritage 
resources graduate student, separates 
and catalogues surviving scrapbook 
pages. 

(Middle) Graduate students from 
the heritage resources department 
helped clean up the day after the 
Kate Chopin House burned down. 

(Right) The Kate Chopin house of the 
famous writer for whom it's named, 
also served as the Bayou Folk Museum. 



(Far Right) The Kate Chopin House was 
still smoldering in the morning after 
hours of burning on October 1 The final 
investigation reported inconclusive 
results as to the cause of the fire. 




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Darwin's theory didn't end with the evolution 
of man, but rather it transcended into everything man 
touched. 

With the desire to learn and the evolution of 
education, NSU adds new classes each semester. Some 
classes change to meet the time. Others are dropped, 
but the new classes lead the way. 

This year, NSU offered students new experiences 
in the form of more than a dozen new classes with topics 
ranging from science to food. 

For those interested in reading and analyzing 
current literature. Dr. Sarah McFarland, director of 
undergraduate studies, lead the popular literature class. 
For students who would not normally take an upper-level 
English class, it allowed them to explore the fun side of 
literature. 

"It doesn't all have to be 'Moby Dick!" McFarland 
said. "Who decides what makes a classic? Why does it 
seem that popular works are generally not considered 
real literature?" 

Reading titles such "The Da Vinci Coder "Memoirs 
of a Geisha" and the immensely popular "Harry Potter and 
the Sorcerer's Stone" offered students a chance to study 
works far removed from the much-read Shakespeare, 
Dickens and Tolstoy. 

"You get to read things you wouldn't read 
otherwise. The classics have been studied and studied." 
Stephanie Ojeda, sophomore music major, said. 

If you enjoy watching movies, the film genres class 
was a good way to watch and study a variety of films. 

"We wanted to offer students a broad 
introduction to film;' Dr. Allen Bauman, assistant professor 
of language and communication, said. 

From thought-provoking classics such as "Citizen 
Kane" and "Blade Runner" to frightening films like "Vertigo" 
and the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" to the 



romantic musical "Moulin Rouge!' the class let students 
analyze a truly wide spectrum of movies. 

"The most interesting part of the class is watching 
and learning about films that we haven't seen yef,' Katie 
Burkhalter, senior English major, said. 

The human anatomy and physiology course 
offered a wealth of information for students interested in 
biology. Once two separate courses, it offered students a 
more in-depth look into anatomy and physiology than the 
separate courses offered alone. 

"Instead of having one anatomy course and one 
physiology course, we decided to have two years of 
human anatomy and physiology. It allows us to cover much 
more ground:' Dr. Wanda Goleman, assistant professor, 
said. 

For biology majors, who compose the vast majority 
of the course, the specific knowledge gained in the class 
was extremely valuable 

"This is the most important class I'm taking!' Ariane 
Durham, senior biology major, said. "There are so many 
details you learn in this class that you don't learn in other 
biology classes." 

A unique class created for the spring semester 
was cyber business law. The online class used the 
discussion board to tackle issues surrounding cutting edge 
technology that are important for 21st century businesses 
to understand. 

"I think, in today's 'cyber' world, it is absolutely 
fundamental to teach our business students the legal 
consequences of operating a business online!' Dr. Charlie 
Penrod, assistant professor of business law, said. "Since 
many of these issues are unique to cyberspace, a 
traditional business or law course may not give these topics 
the coverage they need" 

-Erick Chelette 



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Cara Waring graduated with a degree in music 
education in the spring of 2008 without ever knowing a 
study abroad program existed at NSU. During her search 
for graduate schools, she found the International Student 
Exchange Program (ISEP) and decided to re-enroll as a 
music performance major in order to study overseas. 

NSU is one of 280 institutions in 39 countries that 
are part of the ISEP network, offering students a more 
affordable option for studies outside of the U.S. 

"It allows students from Northwestern the 
opportunity to experience travel abroad;' Dr. Steven 
Horton, ISEP coordinator, dean of graduate studies and 
associate provost, said. "For a small school like us, where 
we don't have exchange programs overseas like big 
schools do, this give our students a chance to pick a 
study abroad opportunity from hundreds of locations 
that we could not offer them if we didn't have our (ISEP] 
membership;' 

Waring spent the summer and fall of 2008 
deciding whether to continue to graduate school or get 
a second bachelor's degree studying opera overseas with 
the ISEP program's help. She said the hardest part of the 
whole process was simply to make a decision. 

After she committed to studying overseas, 
she filled out paperwork with the help of Horton and 
began researching universities, e-mailing professors and 
investigating transportation options. Her final decision 
was to attend the University of Malta located in Malta, 
an island south of Italy, for a full year to study opera and 
learn the Italian language. 

"I think so often people think inside the box and 
don't think outside to the whole world!' Waring said. "I 
think the whole idea of higher education is important, and 
I want to see how high of a standard there is abroad." 

The ISEP program has been available at NSU since 
1982, as interest in international study grew. Horton said 
there are usually two or three students studying abroad 
per year thanks to the affordable program. Those two or 
three students studying at institutions in the ISEP network 
allow NSU to accept the same number of international 
students. With the ISEP program, students can attend 
another university in the ISEP network for the cost of their 
home university's admission fees. An exchange student 
can then use the fees the NSU student paid, if the foreign 
student wishes to attend NSU. 

Before traveling abroad, a student would make 
a schedule according to the foreign university's list of 
classes. An agreement would be reached between NSU 
and the overseas institution to accept credits. As long as 
the student meets academic progress at the overseas 
institution and the transcript indicates NSU would accept 



credit beforehand, the transfer of credits would be 
successful 

"When they come back, we look at transcript and 
ask 'Did you do what you said you were going to do! and 
if you did we send request to get credit;' Horton said. "It's 
just so simple." 

Miguel Martinez, senior English major, felt the same 
way about the ISEP program when he was researching the 
different study aboard programs that his Spanish university 
offered. He chose to use ISEP because of its simplicity and 
the support the program offered its students. 

"Some programs, you must come on your own. But 
with this program (ISEP) you have people behind you to 
help you with paperwork and all that;' Martinez said. "They 
did everything for me. It is quite good" 

Martinez, originally from Ourense, Spain, said he 
chose to study in Louisiana for a full year because of his 
love of the culture and food. He did not originally plan to 
study at NSU though. His first choice was Louisiana State 
University. But after he booked his flight for Baton Rouge, 
LSU informed him they could not accommodate him. 
Martinez's adviser contacted NSU and Horton extended 
an invitation. Martinez accepted and the rest is history. 

"It's a good university. I have nothing to complain 
about the university, except for the city. It's quite boring 
you knoW Martinez said. "I mean it's a nice city, with Front 
Street, but there's not much to do. I'm not used to living 
in this kind of city It's too small. I'm used to living in bigger 
cities." 

Martinez studied at NSU in the fall and spring 
semesters. He worked on campus as a Spanish tutor, 
enjoyed visiting the Wellness, Recreation and Activities 
Center and lived in the University Column Apartments with 
an American student. 

"I remember when I first come here, my adviser 
he drove me to the Columns to show me everything;' 
Martinez said. "Before he left, he told me "you know we 
have pool?' I was like 'What, really? You have pool?' Oh 
my God. I spent the first week in the pool." 

Exchange students, like Martinez, evaluate NSU 
at the end of their stay. Horton maintains contact with 
the exchange students at NSU and the students who 
study abroad. He said everyone he has ever worked with 
in the program has always enjoyed his or her overseas 
experience, whether it's here or an ocean away. 

"I've never had a negative;' Horton said. "The 
coordinators at every institution are all very caring. I've 
had no one come back and say it was a bad experience." 

-Kera Simon 






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Studying abroad has its perks. Students can discover the 
country during their spare time, making the most of their 
overseas experience. 

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break. He stayed nine days in New York City, five days in Boston, five days 
in Chicago and six days in Miami. 

(Below) Cara Warring, right, traveled with a Canadian ISEP student to the 
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Out with the old, in with the new 



NSU students could walk across campus this year 
and see old buildings being torn down, other buildings 
being renovated, and new buildings under construction. 

The school year kicked off with the completion of 
University Place II, plush on-campus apartments located 
on Sam Sibley Drive, next door to Iberville Dining Hall. 

"Based on the student surveys that we did... 
students today want more of a private bed and bath 
situation!' Jennifer Kelly, director of auxiliary services, said. 
Completion of the modern residence hall, which houses 
394 students, was officially announced in August. Students 
moved in the weekend before classes began. 

The building's construction, done by Spring Valley 
Construction, cost the school almost $13 million, Kelly said. 

The C - Store, the on-campus convenience store, 
was moved from the Friedman Student Union and is now 
next door to University Place II. 

"All of our on-campus housing is now on that side 
of campus!' Kelly said. "Therefore it's more conducive to 
(the students) to be in that area." 

Students who live on campus have found the C - 
Store's new location more convenient. 

"It's definitely more convenient for me!' Cameron 
Jones, sophomore biology major and resident assistant at 
University Place II, said. "I live right across the street." 

However, students who live off-campus, such 
as Sarah Timmons, junior biology major, have found the 
opposite. 

"I personally do not like it;' Timmons said. "I would 
never go because it is out of my way and inconvenient." 

Timmons added commuters often choose to eat 
at Vic's, whereas students who live on-campus frequent 



the cafeteria, which houses the C - Store. 

Iberville Dining Hall was also renovated for the 
school year. The project was part of the school's lease 
with Sodexho, Kelly said. 

"They basically redesigned the whole eating (and) 
dining area, as well as new equipment in the kitchen!' she 
said. 

The new design of the dining hall has proven to 
be a success among the students. 

"It looks much more nice than when I was a 
freshman and had to eat there" Timmons said, 

NSU has not only been working to make its 
campus more convenient, but has also been working 
on the school's physical appearance by updating its 
outdated facilities. 

"Unfortunately the university has several aging 
buildings!' Chuck Bourg, physical plant director, said. 

Regional Construction tore down Boozman Hall by 
order of the state, which decided tearing down the old 
residence hall would be more practical than restoring it. 
The demolition only cost a total of $98,000, as opposed 
to the $8 million to $12 million it would cost to renovate. 
The school has yet to begin any plans for a new building 
on the lot. 

"It will probably just be a green space, and (we 
may) put some benches there for a park!' Bourg said. 

The school does, however, anticipate the 
construction of a new building in place of Boozman Hall in 
the future. 

Williamson Hall, which now houses the department 
of industrial technology, was gutted and remodeled 
to be almost the same as the original structure. The 



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| Campus Changes 




(Left) The Williamson Hall renovation took a 
year and a half to complete, and Engmee' 
Technology classes were moved baci' 
facility in January 2009. 

(Below) Below is photo of Williamson before the 
renovation The building had not be updated 
since its original construction in the 1950s, making 
it the oldest original structure on campus be' 
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extensive renovation cost the school $5.6 million. It 
opened to students in the spring 2009 semester with 
classes beginning on Jan. 13. 

Fred Terasa, director of Friedman Student Union 
and facility use coordinator, has also been at work 
improving Friedman Student Union. A total of 75 new 
chairs, along with 12 round tables, have been purchased 
and are being shared between the President's Room and 
the Student Union Ballroom. 

"The thought was we'll have a good place where 
people can meet, but they could (also) eat in there!' 
Terasa said. 

The chairs that once occupied the President's 
room were moved to the Cane River room, increasing the 
room's chair count to 72. 

In addition, nearly $21,000 worth of high-tech 
equipment was purchased. Now either a large screen 
television or LCD projector can be found in each one of 
the meeting rooms, Terasa said. 

The exterior of the student union has been in the 
improvement process as well, and for reduced cost. 

On-campus organizations, including the National 
Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 
Omega Psi Phi and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, 
have worked on both the interior and the exterior of the 
student union. The railings and the walls inside the building 
have been painted. On the outside, walls have been 
power-washed, and the courtyard and the post office 
have been landscaped. 

- Sarah Cramer 



(Left) University Place II construction was 
completed in time for students to move in for fall 
semester. The new apartment-style residence hall 
was built where Rapides Hall was located before 
its demolition in spring 2007 

(Above) The UP2 construction lasted for a full 
year. The parking lot in front of the facility was 
also repaved. 



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The University Recruiting Office and individual 
departments open their doors to welcome prospective 
students by hosting informational and entertaining events 
throughout the year. 

University Recruiting hosted opportunities for 
prospective students to discover NSU. The events included 
Senior day, Scholar's College Day Junior Day and a 
Graduate and Transfer Day where the entire campus was 
open for viewing and guestions. 

Jana Lucky, director of university recruiting, has 
worked for the recruiting office for 17 years and is a strong 
believer in the effectiveness of the recruiting program. 

"Many universities have tried to model our setup!' 
Lucky said. "Our university is very unigue because we get 
students from every parish in our state." 

Other than recruiting state wide, University 
Recruiting also has an extensive recruiting program in East 
Texas and receives applications from students all over the 
nation. 

Lucky said the recruiting office's strategy is to keep 
in contact with the students after they have applied, 
making them a top priority. 

In the spring, the University Recruiting Office 
hosted 12 alumni receptions along with three priority 
student receptions hosted by President Randall Webb and 
his wife, Mrs. Brenda Webb. 

The alumni receptions also worked to bring 
recruiting into the community by finding alumni who would 
be interested in hosting a reception at their homes for 
priority students and parents. 

"It is a more personalized approach. Other 
universities may host this type of event at a hotel or 
restaurant. We make it look as if the alumnus is inviting 
them!' Lucky said. "It benefits alumni also. They have a 
means by which to give back to their university. They have 
a chance to visit and mingle with parents and students 
about their experience at NSU!' 

Along with all the meet-and-greets, the University 
Recruiting Office also conducts at least 500 personalized 
tours a year, Lucky said. The NSU Ambassadors, 30 



freshmen who work for the recruitment office, conduct 
some of the tours. Ambassadors are also trained to host 
special events and call prospective students. 

University Recruiting hosted spring spirit group 
auditions for the Demon Dazzler Danceline, Purple Pizazz 
Pom Pon Line, Cheerleaders and Vic the Demon. Spirit 
groups also hosted cheerleading and dance camps over 
the summer. 

Departments hosted recruiting events as well. 
They organize department-specific events assisted 
by students to inform prospective students what their 
degrees can offer. 

After the students have applied and been 
welcomed by University Recruitment, prospective NSU 
students attend Freshmen Connection to them prepare 
for their first fall semester. 

The objective of Freshman Connection is to help 
incoming freshman make the transition from high school 
to university life easier. During Freshmen Connection, 
students receive one-on-one assistance from Freshmen 
Connectors with registering for classes and finding their 
way around campus. They also get the chance to 
meet their academic adviser and learn about campus 
resources and support services. 

The students take part in "Freshmen Follies" during 
Freshmen Connection, where they are split into groups to 
compete in games like tug of war, pass the bucket and 
collect the most ping-pong balls. The follies are meant to 
be a unigue way to break the ice among the incoming 
freshmen. 

Upon the completion of Freshman Connection 
and meeting with the Freshman Connectors, new students 
will be ready and set for their first semester at NSU. 

"After Freshman Connection was over, I no 
longer worried about entering college!' Shantell Huricks, 
sophomore journalism major, said. "That burden was 
definitely lifted off my shoulders. I got a chance to meet 
many of my fellow classmates, get familiar with the 
campus, and make my schedule, such a relief." 

-Tori Ladd 



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1. During Freshmen Connection, the incoming freshmen are separated into color groups and compi 
eachother during Freshman Follies in the afternoon. 






2. Dustin Fuqua. graduate heritage resources student, leads a Graduate Heritage Resources Open House Tour at 
a plantation to show what graduates do and study The department hosted a graduate open house in January 
that started with presentations, and then group traveled to a graduate students' work sites where they gave 
tours and explained their project. 

3. The psychology department hosts a clinical psychology open house in Bienvenu Hall every semester to inform 
prospective students about the master's degree program 

4. Bud Harlan, senior journalism major, leads a group of high school students during Journalism Day In December, 
the journalism department and students hosted J-Day for surrounding high schools This year. 1 75 high school 
students could participate in contests, like photojournalism and news writing, and submit their publications to 
be judged by the department NSU journalism majors also led a panel to inform the high school students what 
journalism is like on the university level. 

5. The theatre and dance department has hosted the Louisiana Thespian's Conference every spring for the past 
12 years. NSU students participate as judges, assist in workshops and help organize and run conference events 
During the conference, high school theatre students performed plays and skits, competed against each other in 
individual drama events and took theatre and dance workshops presented by visiting artists and faculty 

6. A group of incoming freshmen attend Freshman Connection to register for classes, visit the campus boo 
store, tour the campus and meet their peers 



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thinking outside the books 



Picture sitting in your room watching your favorite 
TV show on the blaring TV while munching on late- 
evening snacks while friends laugh and converse in the 
background. All this, while you study. 

Being preoccupied with other activities while 
studying is the norm at NSU. 

"I like to watch 'Sandford and Son' while I study!' 
Devontay Joiner, junior CIS major, said. 

Too much noise while studying can interfere 
with the brain's ability to comprehend new information, 
according to www.bookrags.com. However, these 
findings are not swaying students into a habit of quiet 
study time. 

"I have to have the television and video games on 
and listen to music while I study!' Jeffrey McNear, freshman 
electrical engineering major said. "Sometimes, I'll play 
video games and study at the same time." 

While some students may study with the radio 
on just to have background music, others have slightly 
different reasoning. 

"I tend to talk to myself while I'm studying, and 
I usually have music on to stop me from doing it!' Ryan 
Hernandez, sophomore IET major said. 

Even though the Web site also pinpoints eating as 
a potential disruption during study time, some students 
are still prone to snacking. 

"I have to eat as I'm studying!' Hernandez said. "I 
can't study on an empty stomach." 

Although cramming has been shown to have a 
negative effect on grades, according to 'The Arizona 
Daily Wildcat; it is still a normal part of student study 
habits. 



"I always cram for tests, unless it's something really 
hard!' Joiner said. 

"I cram, but only for certain tests!' McNear said. 
"I don't care too much about English, so I cram for it. 
Everything else I study for." 

Studying with a lot of noise and distractions may 
work for some students, but there are still those who like 
to study with peace and quiet. 

"I like to be quiet, organized, and focused!' 
Arshardae Johnson, senior social work major, said. "I have 
to have my mind on what I'm doing. If my mind isn't on it, 
then I won't get it done." 

- Shelita Dalton 





(Above) Studying isn't always limited to books and notes. Brendon Miz- 
ener, senior music education major, prepares for class by practicing the 
tenors in the Creative and Performing Arts Building. 



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(Middle) oty Verdln. 
sophomore criminal justice and 
biology major, prefers to study 
barefoot on the swing outside 
of CAPA. She said the motion 
is meditative and helps her 
concentrate. 

(Left) Sophomore Kathleen 
Thomas studies Spanish behind 
Kyser Hall before class. To 
escape the noisiness of the 
Student Union or in hallways, 
some chose quiet corners for 
much-needed studying 



(Above Left) Jeffrey McNear. 
freshman electrical engineering major, 
simultaneously studies and plays Guitar 
Hero. He reads a few paragraphs then 
plays a song 



(Left) Junior Kevin Smith studies 
occupational health while texting 
and listening to music in the Friedman 
Student Union. Side distractions do not 
affect some people like it does others 



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51 




(Above) A group of 30 South Korean teachers came 
to NSU over the summer for a two-week exchange 
program and took English speaking and education 
classes. Pictured with the South Korean students are 
Vickie Gentry, dean of the College of Education, and 
Kioh Kim. assistant professor of education technology. 



(Right) Hollie Alvarez, senior education major, talks 
with a student while teaching in South Korea. Alvarez 
taught in South Korea from March to May, as part 
of a cultural exchange program with NSU and the 
Chungnam Office of Education. 

(Below) Kioh Kim, assistant professor of education 
technology and developer for the South Korean 
exchange program, talks to a class of South Korean 
teachers in the Teacher Education Center . 




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The South Korean cultural exchange program has 
enabled NSU students to teach in South Korea and has 
allowed South Korean teachers to travel to NSU to learn 
more about the American culture and teaching English 
- creating a full circle of education that transcended 
cultural boundaries. 

Dr. Kioh Kim, assistant professor of education 
technology, worked to develop a relationship between 
the Chungnam Office of Education in South Korea and 
NSU through means of education. 

Last year, five NSU education and English major 
students traveled to South Korea in the fall to earn credit 
hours through field experience by teaching in the South 
Korean K-12 classrooms for two months. In the following 
spring, two NSU and five Louisiana Tech students went to 
South Korea. 

Hollie Alvarez, senior education major, was one of 
the spring participants and only had a month to prepare 
for her trip to South Korea in March, but she said she it was 
where she needed to be. 

"The week before (I left), people would be 
asking me if I was nervous, and I wasn't; I really wasn't. I 
was ready!' Alvarez said. "It was something I needed for 
myself." 

Alvarez taught classes at the third level of South 
Korean middle school, equivalent to American 9th 
grade. She taught 16 classes a week, three of which she 
saw twice a week, and had a co-teacher that would 
sometimes assist or watch over her while she taught. 

Alvarez took NSU online classes while in South 
Korea, but still had time to have some fun. She described 
going on a talk show on the South Korean education 
channel as "crazy!' went to museums and a theme park 
with her host family and traveled around the province 
with other foreigners. 

"It was everything I could have wanted and more!' 
Alvarez said. "Two months wasn't nearly enough. I wish it 
was longer!' 

Alvarez also learned about the South Korean 
culture. She said it was challenging to adapt, but was 
overall the best learning tool for her. While the experience 
was well worth all that it took to get there and teach, she 
realized that it might not be ideal for everyone. 



Donyelle Clark, senior English major, knew the opportunity 
to teach English in South Korea was definitely for her 
because she wanted to be a speech pathologist. 

"I just thought that it would be a good life 
experience and would benefit the career I plan to pursue!' 
Clark said. "Especially since Northwestern doesn't offer 
a speech pathology program, so if I have something like 
that (teaching in Korea experience), it'll benefit me when 
applying to grad schools." 

The cultural exchange program came full circle 
when 30 South Korean teachers traveled to NSU for the 
first time to take classes on English speaking skills and 
teaching techniques over the summer. 

The South Korean teachers stayed in University 
Place I during two weeks of their stay. They also boarded 
in the homes of some faculty members and volunteers 
from the First Baptist Church for five days. 

"First Baptist church people were very helpful to 
us. And president of the university and all the staff were so 
friendly to us!' Soojin Cho, six-year Korean English teacher, 
said. 

The group also took day trips to local attractions 
like the Old Courthouse Museum, the alligator park and 
plantations. They went to a few local schools to view the 
teaching environment and took trips to grocery stores to 
practice their English and buy supplies. 

Most foreigners look forward to visiting the bigger 
cities of the US, but Kim said Natchitoches started to grow 
on them after being here a while. 

"They love this place!' Kim said. "They have been 
telling me that this is very peaceful and a lovely place" 

Since this was the first time for the Koreans to 
come to NSU, it was a big stepping stone for the cultural 
exchange program. NSU plans to continue sending 
students to South Korea during the fall and spring 
semesters while the South Korean teachers continue to 
come to NSU over the summer. 

"From the successful program, I feel the 
relationship between NSU and the Chungnam Office of 
Education has gotten closer!' Kim said. "I wish this program 
goes on successfully!' 

-Kera Simon 



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The Bossier Parish Community College has become 
a gateway for high school graduates and GED recipients 
to enter into the NSU system. 

Fall 2004, the Louisiana Board of Regents created 
BPCC at NSU to enable students the opportunity to build 
credit hours within the community college and then 
transfer to an university there were first not eligible to 
attend. 

NSU used to be open admissions, but that is no 
longer the case. Students were originally required to have 
either a high school diploma or a GED, but did not need 
to have a certain grade point average or ACT score in 
order to be admitted. Over the years, however, admission 
standards have become increasingly difficult. 

Receiving its greatest number of transfers in fall 
2008, the one-of-a-kind Louisiana program has proven to 
be a success since classes began fall 2005. 

BPCC teachers strive to help students as much as 
they can. Michelle Anthony, freshman physical therapy 
major, plans to continue her education at NSU. 

"I really like my teachers;' she said. "They break 
down the work so you can understand and they go over 
it until you get it." 

BPCC students on campus share a similar 
experience to NSU students. 



Michael Prier, sophomore business administration 
major, transferred to NSU after attending BPCC. 

"It's been a year since I've transferred, and I don't 
see too much of a difference between BPCC and the 
university Prier said. 

BPCC students pay the same school fees as NSU 
students, have the opportunity to participate in on- 
campus activities and are able use the school's facilities. 

Unlike NSU students, however, those at BPCC 
cannot join any organizations, and they are not required 
to choose a major. 

Financial aid scholarships and TOPS are also 
available to BPCC students. 

"There is a second TOPS!' McConathy said. "There's 
the university TOPS and then there's TOPS for technology 
and community college students." 

The TOPS offered to community college students, 
which requires a lower ACT score, pays the students' 
tuition only while at a community college. Students are 
no longer offered the scholarship when enrolled in a four- 
year university. 

After a student completes BPCC's 12-credit hour 
program with a 2.0 GPA, they can apply to any university. 

- Sarah Cramer 



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| Bossier Parish Community College 







(Far Left) Ruth Robertson, 
administrative assistant, 
sits at her desk in the BPCC 
office The office is open 
and available to all students 
Monday through Friday from 
am. to 430 p.m. 

(Left) Students learn English 
basics in Amy Callahan's, 
instructor, English 101 course 
The course is strictly for BPCC 
students and is eguivalent to 
NSU's English 1010. 



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outgrowing the shoes of the past 



With 12 years experience as NSU president, Dr. 
Randall J. Webb has used the example set by former 
presidents, his experience from previous 
jobs and his love for NSU that dates 
back to his undergraduate degree 
as guides to continue improving the 
university. 

"If you look back at 
Northwestern's history, this place has 
had some really outstanding people 
serve as president!' Webb said. 
"You can find that with every 
president, they've all brought a 
lot to the table and I try to learn 
from all of them." 

Webb knew a few NSU 
presidents before his reign. Robert 
Alost, A. A. Fredricks, John Keyser 
and Arnold R. Kilpatrick were all 
fine presidents, he said. 

"I look for the good in 
all of them and try to learn from 
themT Webb said. "If they made 
mistakes, like I do sometimes, I try 
to learn from their mistakes too." 

The first goal he set as 
president when he took the 
position in 1996 was to improve 
the academic standing of 
the university. Webb pushed 
for national and regional 
accreditation for every single 
available degree program. 

Approximately two-thirds 
of the degrees were accredited at 
NSU when he stepped in as president, 
and within a few years NSU was able to 




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retain accreditation for the degrees already accredited 
and obtain new accreditations for other degrees. 

Now NSU is fully accredited — a feat, Webb said, 
that is not easy for universities. 

Another aspect he pushed was the importance 
of conducting external reviews for every single 
academic program that does not have a national 
accrediting association tied to it. 

"That makes us stay on our toes in the 
services we use to support our academic 
programs:' Webb said. 

The progression of NSU's academic 
integrity has been the most significant 
change since he's been president, 
Webb said. 

"I feel as though the image of 
the university has been strengthened, 
think probably in large measure 
because we place a top priority on 
improving the overall academic 
picture of the university he said. "I 
never want to go anywhere that 
I can't tell a prospective student, 
or his or her parents, that you 
get a first-rate education here at 
Northwestern. That's so important 
to me." 

After earning two 
bachelors' and one master's 
degree at NSU, Webb now 
strives to give students the best 
education possible because he 
remembers what drove him to stay 
"I love being here:' he said. 
"It's a good place, and it's why I want 
it to be nice for ya'll. I want you to have 
the kind of experience I had." 

- Kera Simon 



Did You Know? 

Roy Hall, A. A. Fredericks Center for Creative and 

Performing Arts, Prather Coliseum, Keyser Hall and 

Bienvenu Hall were all named after past presidents 

- Victor L. Roy (191 1-1929), Albert A. Fredericks 

(1934-1941), H. Lee Prather (1950-1954), John S. 

Keyser (1954-1966) and Rene J. Bienvenu Jr. (1978- 

1982). 

Randall J. Webb is the 17th president of NSU. 

The title of the longest serving president in the 

history of NSU goes to Victor L. Roy (191 1-1929) for 

his 18 years as president. 




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I University President 




1976 

Named director of institutional research 

and later named registrar of the university 

at Southeastern State University in 

Hammond 



Born in Natchitoches 
March 20, 1943 



1969 

Started at the University of Southern 
Mississippi to earn his doctorate in 
secondary education, met future wife. 
Brenda Williams 

1966" 

Graduated with Masters of Science in 

Mathematics and traveled to his first job at 

a Women's Normal School in Virginia 



1974 

Moved to Baton Rouge 
to work for the Louisiana 
Department of Education 



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(Right) Top graduates from the College 
of Science and Technology, the College 
of Business and the Louisiana Scholars' 
College were recognized prior to 
afternoon commencement ceremonies at 
NSU on May 9, 2008. Seated from left are 
Erin Johnson of Eunice, Melissa Robinson of 
Grovetown Ga., Jessica Craig of Franklin 
and Jenna Broussard of Lake Charles, 
Science and Technology, and Latoyia Pea 
of Houston, University College, Standing 
are Gerald Long, Dorde Kusjic of Banjaluka 
Bosnia, Scholars' College; Joshua Oliver 
of Maringouin, Aaron Nash of Burr Ferry, 
Bradley Rivers of Zwolle, McKennon 
Thurston of Morgan, Utah; Daniel Klucznik 
of Bossier City, College of Science and 
Technology, alumnus ana honorary 
doctorate recipient Joe Dow and NSU 
President Dr. Randall J. Webb. 




(Right) The class of 1958 received 
honoring second diplomas. Recipients 
(in alphabetical order): James F Bennett, 
Winnie L. Bennett, Terry Booty, Mollis R. Bray, 
Andrew Morris Bruce, Mary Wallette Bryant, 
Paula Walden Burnitt, James Kenneth 
Corley, Juanita Martinez Coutee, Wilburn 
Crnkovic, Jean McGlothlin Doerge, Frank 
Ebarb, Randell A. Fletcher. Jimmy D. Hayes, 
Darlene Harms Hicks, Jane Brown Huff, Max 
Huff, C. Elizabeth Walker Johnson, Marianne 
Jones Juneau, Charles E. LaRoux, O. Bryant 
Lewis, Marvin Francis Lewis, Dewey Page, 
Linda Whitehead Perot, James P Plumb, Billy 
Plunkett, Carolyn H. Herwin Rigsby, James 
L. Rougeau, Frances Elouise Sanders, Carl 
O. Speed, Anita Ruth Simmons Stedman, 
Bobbie Rae Stott, Lloyd M. Swor, Kenneth 
Lee Terwey, Katherine Muse Timon, David 
Vargas, Bobbie Kornegay Voorhies, Mary 
Jo Masingill Whittington, Patricia Cowart 
Wilkerson and Katie Jean Myers Young. 



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Graduation 









T^terunJ vie /Vluesfo/L& 

/ a means to an end 



Endless nights reading text books, continuous 
hours at the library and a personal contribution to the 
Red Bull Company. The hope graduation is just around 
the corner appears to be the only thing pushing students 
forward through the anxiety of exams. 

More than 700 graduates walked across stage 
in front of their peers, educators and loved ones at 
spring commencement. These students proved the end 
surpassed the means as they shook hands with President 
Webb and flashed the audience award-winning smiles. 
Dr. John Ruffin and La. Senator Gerald Long spoke at the 
graduation ceremonies. 

While the milestone appears great, graduation 
takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Students must 
not only complete their course requirements but also 
plan a semester in advance and begin filling out the 
graduation application form. 

"Those who are ready to be done but see no end 
in sight: Stick with it, it will be over before you realize;' 
cum laude graduate Scott Conyers, bachelor's in history, 
said. "Every moment studying or writing a paper is worth it 
once you graduate." 



The graduates included students from all colleges 
and graduate studies programs. 

The College of Business awarded 78 degrees, 
the College of Education awarded 20 degrees. One 
hundred and seventy-seven degrees were awarded by 
the College of Liberal Arts and 160 from the College of 
Nursing. Louisiana Scholar's College awarded 15 degrees, 
the College of Science and Technology awarded 104 
and the University College awarded 1 10. One hundred 
and eighteen students received their masters from the 
Graduate Studies department. 

In spring 2008, 134 students graduated with 
special honors. Out of these students, 28 graduated 
summa cum laude, with supreme honor, 42 students 
graduated magna cum laude, with great honor, and 64 
students graduated cum laude, with honor. 

To achieve summa cum laude, graduates must 
achieve at least a 39 GPA, at least a 3.7 GPA for magna 
cum laude, and at least a 3.5 GPA for cum laude. 

These graduates were not only recognized during 
the ceremony, but also received medallions to signify their 
achievements. 

-Bethany Frank 




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"To present a true picture of 
the student life at this college, 
and to preserve a record of the 
happenings here during the past 
year, have been the aims of the 
1933 Potpourri" 




959 



Kahne Dipoala was crowned the first Lady of the Bracelet 
in 1959. A tradition, originating from the Potpourri's 
superlative section in the annual, has provided scholarship 
opportunities for the past 50 years. 




NSU has undergone many 
names in the past, but the 
essence of the student body 
has remained constant 
throughout the years. 
"We lived not only for 
academics, but for the happy 
times, too... the parties... the 
laughter... the sweet taste of 
victory... for through all this, 
we learned" 




While the true date of Isabella's origin 
is unknown, the tale has become a 
legend at NSU. Isabella moved to her 
new home in 2001, when 750 students, 
alumni, faculty and staff joined in a 
ceremony to settle her in the National 
Center for Preservation, Technology 
and Training building. 



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Roommate ( noun ): 

best friend, worst enemy, financial aide 



Roommates are an essential part of student life on 
NSU's campus. 

In a home away from home, a roommate can 
become your new best friend. On the other hand, 
moving away from home can have its downsides. 

Being new to college and seeing so many new 
faces can be overwhelming and living with a total 
stranger can be scary. 

Two to four people uniting to start a new journey 
in life can be hard and a life testing challenge depending 
on the groups personality, but you can possibly find a life- 
long comrade. 

"Having a roommate changed my life because I 
have gained a great friend. On the other hand it made 
me realize that it is hard to live with four other girls" 
Whytley Jones, junior biology major, said. 

Conflicts start to rise when roommates don't 
respect the privacy of the people who live with them. 
Small problems begin to progress into larger ones and can 
soon become everlasting disagreements with your arch- 
enemy. 

"A big pet peeve of mine is when my roommates 
and their friends eat my food without asking or without 
paying!' Christopher Alcone, sophomore general studies 
major, said. "I cannot afford for them to do it over and 
over because I am on a set budget each month." 



Dorm life isn't all bad. Life with roommates bring 
new challenges. Happiness is in the air because friends are 
around the corner, and new opportunities are always right 
down the hall. 

If you're lucky enough, you will find astonishing 
new friends who will help you transition from living on 
campus to moving off campus. 

If a student is considering moving off campus, 
having a roommate can save them from paying 
outrageous rent, high grocery prices and expensive bills. 
Roommates can carpool to help offset the cost of high 
gas prices. 

"Searching and moving off campus with the 
right person can really save us students and our parents 
money, considering the present economic situations in the 
U.S.;' Alanda Jackson, junior history major, said. 

Moving off campus can also help students save 
money as far as school fees. With the remaining money, 
from not purchasing a meal ticket and campus housing, 
students can receive a refund check. This enables them 
to afford off-campus housing. 

At the end of each semester, whether your 
roommate experience was good or bad, it is an 
experience that you do not want to forget. 

- Tori Ladd 




(Above) Davon Richard, freshman nursing major, and Kourtney Reece, freshman radiology major, check fheir 
emails as they wait for the laundry. Having a roommate can help to take off some of the workload when 
doing chores such as these. 



62 | Roommates 




(Above) Lamar Pitre. freshman 
psychology majo.r and his 
older roommate, Dywaine 
Robinson.junior computer 
information systems major, 
enjoy watching a football game 
on the television. Watching 
television is a popular way that 
roommates spend time together 




Student Lite 



JANUARY 1939 




Northwestern State University 

moN 



1910S: Shirt collars in the 1 900's fashion were tall ana stiff. For formal 
wear, collars were turned over and resembled wings. Most dress shirts 
were very stiff and had shirt studs. The shirts buttoned up in the back, 
not the front. Another popular shirt style for daily wear was a shirt with 
stripes. 



1920S! The flappers represented a drastic change in the way 
women dressed. In order to look more like a "little boy" women 
tightly wound their chests to give them a flatter look. The waists of 
their clothes were also dropped to the hipline. 



1930S: In the 1930s men's clothing put more emphasis on the 
chest. They wore jackets with short lapels, the continuation of the 
coat collar. Their pants were wide-legged and high-waisted. 

1940S: During this period women wore small hats with 
netting that hung over their face. Shoes were generally close- 
toed anO incluaed lace, buttons or buckles. 



1950S: Men's fashion was generally had a laid back and 
conservative look. Menswear featured fabrics in plain and 
dark colors such as blue and gray. 

1 960S: The miniskirt was trendy during this decade. 
Tights were also introduced during this time period. The 
introduction of tights freed women from girdles. 

1970S: At the peak of their popularity, platform 
shoes could be seen with soles of 4 inches. Soon after, 
clogs were included in the trend. 

1980S: Leg warmers and headbands made up 
the "valley girl" fad of the 80s. This trend began 
in California and quickly spread across the United 
States. 

1990S: Though they did not originate during 
this period, jellybean sandals were a popular 
fashion trend of the 1990s. Hip huggers were also 
frequently worn during this time. 



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(Left) Virginia Atkinson, a 1959 Lady of the Bracelet contes- 
tant, displays a glimpse of the fashion of the late 1950s. Dur- 
ing this time, short hair was a popular trend for young women. 



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2008 Homecoming Court 

(Front Row) Hasim Jones, Robin Williams, Monica Randazzo, Andi Finimore, Lauren Lupo, Roderick Wilson, Rachel McCalister, Kayla Pitcher, Marissa Guidry, 
Maryann Mbaka, Lauren Hughes, Akilah Glvens, and Phillip Jean-Louis Jr., (Back Row) Kendal Vinning, Jeremy Evans, Eddie Higginbotham, Diante' Turner, 
Nick Courville, Wil Adams, and Devin Owens 

Homecoming 

King & Queen 



Imagine you are at your house washing dishes, minding your 
own business when suddenly you get an unexpected phone call 
from one of your best friends, letting you know you have just been 
named Homecoming Queen. 

That scenario was pure reality for junior secondary business 
major Rachel McCalister. 

"I was like, what? the queen? are you sure? you mean the 
person with the crown?" she said. "I kind of freaked out. I was really 
in shock." 

McCalister said this year's homecoming proved to be a 
wonderful occasion. 

"I enjoyed it to the fullest!' she said. "I went to all of the 
events and I tried to stay as long as I could." 

Along with being Homecoming Queen, McCalister is a 
member of several on-campus organizations, including The Blue Key 
Honor Society, Demon VIP Alpha Lamda Delta, Order of Omega, 
the Presidential Leadership Association and a former freshman 
connector. She is also the vice president of Phi Mu and the Coffee 
House Committee head for the Student Activities Board. 

Though she is an active student, McCalister, a Natchitoches 
native, didn't always plan on coming to NSU. 

"I wanted Northwestern but I didn't want it in Natchitoches. 
I wanted to kind of get away," she said. 

McCalister said getting involved in school allows her to feels 
as though she's not at home. 

"I have my own world, and my mom and dad call me just 
like everyone else's" she said. "I've really enjoyed it, and I pretty 
much picked it because I think Northwestern's a great school." 

- Shelita Dalton 
66 Q Homecoming King & Queen/Mr. & Miss NSU 




Freshman Connection was the moment Lauren Hughes, senior 
business administration major, knew she wanted to come to NSU. 

Before then, Hughes, who was elected Miss NSU for the 2008 
school year, didn't have any plans to attend 

"I had already committed to go and play basketball at Tri-State 
University, which is in Indiana!' Hughes said. "I remember getting there 
(Freshman Connection) and being like 'I'm not speaking to nobody' and 
then by the end of the day I knew everybody in my group." 

Four years later, she reigns as Miss NSU. Hughes said she was in 
disbelief when she found out about her win 

"I just thought about my growth, because when I first came up 
here all I did was play basketball in the WRAC and went to class, and 
because of these different organizations, it forced me to get involved." 

Hughes is a member of several on-campus organizations, 
including Helping Hands, Blue Key Honor Society, Order of Omega, Phi 
Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Purple Jackets. She has also been 
a Greek 1010 and FYI facilitator, and serves as President of the lota Mu 
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. 

After college, Hughes plans on getting her master's and later 
working for State Farm. She said she also wants to start her own little 
league basketball team. 

Along with getting her degree and working hard, Hughes also 
sees something else in the near future. 

"I do see myself married in five years. That's the goal right there, 
married at 27" she said. "It probably won't happen because I'm so 
ambitious, but that is the goal." 

- Shelita Dalton 




Mr. 
& Miss 



NSU 




Fellow peers electing someone into an esteemed position may be 
seen as an honorable goal, but, like one student found out, being chosen 
for two positions is an entirely different story. 

"I found out about Mr. NSU and Homecoming King at the same 
time, and I was really shocked and honored that the people who went to 
vote, elected me to those two highest positions," Roderick Wilson, senior 
HMT major, said. 

Wilson said he is big on campus involvement and enjoys helping 
students find themselves. He is the president of the Student Activities 
Board and president of Theta Chi, a member of Demon VIP Blue Key 
Honor society and a volunteer with the office of student activities. He also 
does work with freshmen connection. 

Wilson said this year's homecoming was an incredible experience. 

"To be on the homecoming court with some of my best friends 
was pretty amazing!' he said. "Even if I didn't know some of them, I got to 
know them!' 

Although he achieved the honor of being elected Mr. NSU and 
Homecoming King, those are not Wilson's ultimate goals. 

"Ultimately I want to become a special events planner and do a 
lot of marketing and public relations work!' Wilson said. "I just like to be out 
with people, and I love programming and doing things like that" 

Wilson said in the next five years he sees himself just coming out of 
graduate school, with a stable job and a great career. 

"I see myself in a bigger city, moving and shaking!' he said. "I see 
myself living life and just living the American dream." 

- Shelita Dalton 



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Party Like an NSU 

ROCk StaiT Homecoming 2008 




68 | Homecoming 




Student Life Q 69 




Costly Essentials 



rising cost of textbooks leave some 
students weary 



Resentment from students about high textbook 
prices is understandable in the university setting. However, 
the addition of two new bookstores in Natchitoches 
fueled healthy competition that did not previously exist. 

According to a 2005 study by the Government 
Accountability Office, textbook prices increased about six 
percent per year, twice the rate of inflation, in the last 20 
years. 

A report by the U.S Federation of Public Interest 
Groups found that students spend an average of $900 a 
year on textbooks and supplies. 

"I feel that the bookstores are over pricing the 
books. This year has been more expensive than in the 
years past;' Matthew Koon, senior HMT major, said. 
"I ended up paying $455 for four books. If the teachers 
would give you the book list a little earlier then the 
student could buy books a little cheaper." 

The opportunity for competitive pricing was 
created this year when the University Bookstore operator 
changed from Campus Corner to Barnes and Noble and 
a third bookstore, Demon Bookstore, opened. 

"I feel as though the book prices at one bookstore 
was fairly cheaper and a better bargain than the others;' 
Gretchun Beverly, senior psychology major, said. 

The role of Campus Corner was first tested in 
the spring when NSU opted out of the final one-year 



extension of its on-campus bookstore lease to Campus 
Corner. That is when NSU allowed other textbook 
providers to bid for the lease, which was rewarded to 
Barnes and Noble over the summer. 

Then at the end of the spring semester, the 
Demon Bookstore challenged Campus Corner during buy- 
back season. 

By fall, students had all three options: Barnes and 
Noble, Campus Corner and Demon Bookstore. Many 
students played the textbook field when purchasing their 
books, going back and forth to find the lowest possible 
price. 

Whether students had to buy one book or ten, 
textbook prices ranged high and low from student 
to student, and mostly depend on the severity of the 
semester. 

"My textbook prices weren't actually that high. 
I only had to buy three textbooks, which I got for a 
combined price of about $180!' Brenden Mizner, senior 
percussion major, said. "With the economy in the state 
it is, however, that was still a fair amount of money, and 
I definitely don't envy those people who have much 
greater fiscal responsibility with their textbooks." 

-Kera Simon 

-Sarah Cramer 

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Textbook Prices 









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How do you 

feel about 

textbook prices? 



"The $15 we get back is 

so (not) worth the $150 

we pay. I wish they 

would not cost so much." 

Leshea Charleville 
freshman general studies major 



"I'm not too happy with it. 
I had to pay full price. 
It's ridiculous." 

James Bishop 

freshman chemistry major 



"The only thing I would 

say is it's crazy we pay 

$200 for a book and get 

$5 back:' 

Kacey Buckner 
junior biology major 



photo by Kera Simon 



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"If we have to pay that 
much, I feel that we 
should get at least 75% 
back. They shouldn't 
change (the books) out 
so soon." 

Stephen Llorens 

senior graphic design major 



toto by Kera Simon 



"Ridiculous. I think the 



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because you have to 
buy them." 

Heather Gross 
senior general studies major 



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Throughout their history, the band Dead by 
orning has had several different members and played 
various types of music. 

Starting as Project Crisis, the band had trouble 
finding compatible members. As things started coming 
together, the name was changed to Dead by Morning. 
The band is a collection of distinct personalities. 

think the diversity in this band is probably one 
of the coolest things about us;' Tim Dorman, freshman 
theatre major and keyboardist, said. 

Most of the band attends NSU, with the exception 
of singer Chad Bentley, who is a band director at NSU, 
and guitarist Cord Bucanan. Band members said the 
stress of maintaining a band and good grades is not really 
a factor because they use the information they learn as 
music majors to help the group grow. 

"It's worth studying because it applies to my 
band!' Michael Belew, graduate student in music 
education and guitarist, said. 

Dead by Morning has fans in Northern Louisiana 
and Texas. Since the band prefers to perform at all-age 
venues, their fans range from high school students to 
college graduates. 

Even though Dead by Morning is considered a 
metal band, their songs have an upbeat vibe. 

"We take real live situations, people we've met 
and places we've gone, and we write positively about 
them!' Belew said. "We always strive to be positive." 

Although the band is not signed yet, they are on 
the road to success. This summer, Dead by Morning will 
record under StandBy Records in Ohio. 

The group has come a long way since their first 
performance at Frosty Factory in Alexandria and hopes to 
realize their dream of being recording artists. 

"That's the ultimate goal; to get signed and tour 
and perform!' Mitch Moehring, senior music education 
major and bassist, said. 

- Taylor Graves 



72 [] Student Bands 




hem Jazz Catz 



With the combination of guitar, bass, piano, trumpet, 
drums and vocals, Them Jazz Catz has brought a different style 
of music to Natchitoches. 

Starting with the classic jazz melody, the band has 
progressed into modern bop and neo-jazz. This transition was 
inspired by Northern jazz styles. 

"I was really motivated by the sounds I was hearing 
from up North, and people experimenting;' trumpeter Carlos 
Ortiz IV, senior music performance major, said. 

Most of the songs they play are from a "fake book!' 
a list of songs with their sheet music played by other jazz 
musicians. However, the band is beginning to write original 
songs that fit their new style of music. 

Ortiz IV also plays with other bands in Natchitoches and 
the surrounding areas. 

"Feeding off of other writers helps because when 
you're writing you get inspiration from other people!' Ortiz said. 

Them Jazz Catz can be heard throughout Natchitoches 
at weddings, on Front Street and at almost every city event. 
They have also performed at several election conventions 
around the area 

Although the band has not received a record deal, 
they remain determined. They are hoping to put out a demo 
CD soon using their home recording equipment 

With all of the band members graduating in 2009, they 
plan to do a performance on a cruise to celebrate the end 
and a new beginning 

- Taylor Graves 




Student Lite Q 73 





THE ISSUES 



DEMOCRATS 



VS. 



REPUBLICANS I 




Choice: The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally 
supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose a safe 
and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose 
any and ail efforts to weaken or undermine that right. 



ABORTION 



We assert the Inherent dignity ar , of all hur 

and affirm that the unborn ci 

Ight to life, which cannot be infringed. We 

fe amendment to the C 
to make clear that the Fourteenth Arm ■ 
apply to unborn children 



We support the full inclusion of all families, including same- 
sex couples, in the life of our nation, and support equal 
responsibility, benefits, and protections. We will enact a 
comprehensive bipartisan employment non-discrimination act. 
We oppose the Defense of Marriage Act and all attempts to 
use this issue to divide us. 



GAY 
MARRIAGE 



Because our children's future is be 

the traditional understands | ige, we c 

:onstitutlonal amendment th< i 

jnion of a man and a womar 

other arrangements equivalent t 



Our current immigration system has been broken for far too 
long. We need comprehensive immigration reform, not just 
piecemeal efforts. We are committed to pursuing tough, 
practical, and humane immigration reform in the first year of 
the next administration. 



IMMIGRATION 



Border security is essen' onal sec 

terrorism, drug cartels, and criminal g< i 
unidentified persons to enter and rem 
grave risks to the sovereignty of the Un I 
security of its people. We simply must be 
is entering and leaving our country 



We will provide an immediate energy rebate to American 
families struggling with the record price of gasoline and the 
skyrocketing cost of other necessities- to spend on those basic 
needs and energy efficient measures. We will devote $50 
billion to jumpstarting the economy, helping economic growth, 
and preventing another one million jobs from being lost. 



ECONOMY 







Sound tax policy alone may not ensur* 
terrible tax policy does guarantee 
taking the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts perma' 
"s will not face a large tax hike, Reput 
tax policies to support Amern 
innovation, and put us on a \ idc 



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Presidential Elections 



An American Milestone 



making history 

The results are in, and Sen. Barack Obama is 
trading in his title for president. 

Obama has stepped in as the country's 44th 
president and its first black president. 
His victory on election night marked 
the end of a 21-month presidential 
campaign season - the longest in U.S. 
history. 

"This is a history-making 
election!' Garrison Moore, vocal music 
performance major, said. 

National polls showed Obama 
with an 8-point lead over McCain 
going into the election, according to 
a CNN.com article. 

A Nov. 5 article on MSNBC.com stated Obama 
beat McCain by 52 percent to 46 percent in the election 
The new president had 365 electoral votes compared to 
173 for McCain, according to CNN. corn's "ElectionCenter 
2008." 

"I thought he would win, but not by so much!' 
Andrew Stacy, NSU alum, said. 

The polls and media were not the only ones 
predicting Obama's victory. Many NSU students gave the 
same guess. 

Stephen Varice, freshman business management 



"Today I say to you 

that the challenges 

we face are real. But 

know this, America: 

They will be met" 




major, said on Election Day he thought Obama would win, 
which was also the outcome he wanted. 

Derrick Houston, junior math education major 
who voted absentee, agreed with Varice in his choice for 
president. 

"I feel like he's the best candidate, 
(for)what he stands for!' Houston said 
before the results were in. "It's time for a 
change." 

Diante Turner, junior business 
administration major, said Tuesday 
afternoon he was confident Obama 
would win. 

"Not only is it time, but it's the place 
(for Obama)!' Turner said. 

He said he believes Obama is ready to lead the 
country, which is also what Obama said in his inaugural 
speech on Jan. 20. 

"Today I say to you that the challenges we face 
are real!' Obama said after taking his oath of office. "They 
are serious, and they are many. They will not be met easily 
or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will 
be met." 

As a John McCain supporter, Matt May said he 
was initially upset that McCain lost, but he didn't stay that 
way 

"It didn't take long to get over that!' May, junior 
HMT major, said. "Since I am an American, I'm going to do 
my best to support our president." 

Serena Holliday senior social work major, said she 
expected the 44th president to have to overcome the 
big hurdle— the country's current financial slump. 

With the election over students are looking to 
what is to come next. 

Andrew Stacy (classification, major] said he 
expected a little bit of everything the day after the 
election. 

"We (U.S. citizens] have been polarized for a while 
now, so I don't expect it all to go away instantly Stacy 
said. "I am expecting to see people skipping in the streets 
and people grumbling and moping" 

Turner said he didn't know what to expect on Nov. 
5 other than an exciting day, but he did not want the 
election to divide the U.S. 

Stacy said the public will eventually find a way to 
come together. 

"Though we are polarized now, we are all 
Americans, and I earnestly believe that we are going 
to work together to fix our problems!' Stacy said. "It is 
what we do, coming together in the face of our great 
obstacles." 

Since the election is over and Obama has taken 
office, NSU students prepared to leave the long-winded 
campaign season behind. 

After the election and Obama's inauguration. 
Stacy said he is glad to be able to leave behind the "red 
vs. blue" mindset, but he is still glad he voted. 

"I am glad that I was a part of history, and for the 
first time in a good while I am optimistic about the hands 
that run the government - ours!' Stacy said. 

- Leigh Guidry 



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It happened a year before 
anyone got word. The recession many 
thought started in November 2008 
actually started one-year prior in 
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A collapsing housing 
market, plunging stock prices, rising 
unemployment and several other 
economic woes shook America's 
economy in 2008 and weren't 
expected to settle until 2010. 

At the heart of these troubling 
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borrowers defaulted on their home 
loans because mortgage companies 
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, 
mortgage finance companies that 
held or guaranteed more than half 
the nation's mortgages, received a 
bailout that allowed $25 billion in loans 
to be guaranteed by the U.S Treasury 
Department, 

Even though the median 
price for a house fell 13.2 percent, 
the lowest in 40 years, consumers still 
could not afford to purchase homes 
because of stricter lending regulations 
and unemployment. The number of 
unsold homes remained at historic 



highs, despite dramatic price cuts and 
slowed construction. 

In December 2008 
unemployment was at 7.2 percent 
and was projected to rise into 2010. 
Microsoft cut 5,000 jobs and Intel cut 
6,000 jobs in January. 

Car companies like Chrysler 
LLC. and General Motors Corp. 
extended holiday shutdowns to cut 
vehicle production. But like many other 
industries, automakers were sinking. The 
two companies, GMC and Chrysler, 
received $174 billion federal rescue 
package to help them to survive. 

American citizens received 
some help from the government too. 
Those who qualified received a federal 
rebate check meant to stimulate the 
economy. 

But with little assurance the 
economy suffered. The government 
also bailed out America International 
Group, one of the world's largest 
insurers, in a now $150 billion bailout 
plan. 

The struggles of the economy 
changed the lives of many, and with 
fears of another Great Depression 
many hoped the end was near. 

-Trecey Rew 



Hurricanes 

Hurricanes are not new to 
Louisiana— just this season 16 named 
storms formed and eight became 
hurricanes, according to Weather, 
com. 

But not since 2005 has NSU 
dealt with two in one semester. This 
year, Hurricanes Gustav and Ike caused 
NSU to house evacuees and cancel 
classes twice in a less than two-week 
span. 

Gustav hit Louisiana on Aug. 
30 as a category four, but quickly 
weakened to a category two. 
The intensity of the storm caused 
Louisiana's largest coastal evacuation 
to date, according to MSN.com. 

The hurricane traveled over 
Natchitoches during the second week 
of the fall semester. While students 
already had the Monday off for Labor 
Day, university officials decided to 
cancel classes for both Tuesday and 
Wednesday of that week. 

NSU prepared for the worst 
for Gustav and worked with the Red 
Cross to provide accommodations 
for evacuees. The Health and Human 
Performance building transformed 
into a shelter for more about 650 
evacuees, while Sabine Hall was 
opened to house 200 students from 
McNeese State University and the 
University of New Orleans. Evacuees 
in the Health and Human Performance 
building and Sabine Hall were housed 
for almost a full week. 

Less than two weeks later on 
Sept. 13, the eye of Ike made landfall in 
Galveston, Texas, but also hit Louisiana 
due to its large size. The hurricane's 
large storm surge caused substantial 
damage to costal areas of Louisiana 
such as Lake Charles and Cameron. 

NSU once again 
accommodated evacuees and 
canceled classes for the Monday 
and Tuesday following the storm. The 
Demon vs. Grambling football game, 
which was originally scheduled for the 
Saturday Hurricane Ike hit, was moved 
to Sunday. 

-Kera Simon 



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Gas prices get steeper 



In 2008, gas prices hit record 
highs, causing people's finances to hit 
record lows. 

According to MSNBC.com, in 
order to ease the pain at the pump, 
some citizens cut Pack on several 
"luxuries" such as restaurant outings, 
internet access and caPle television. 

Brian Bethune, U.S. economist 
with GloPal Insight, said American citizens 



Pegan suPstituting high priced items 
with cheaper ones; such as choosing 
Great Value items over Prand-named 
products. 

Gas prices got so steep in 
some places that citizens were forced 
to minimize their trips to the mall and 
grocery stores, while others stopped 
using their cars altogether, according to 
MSNBC.com. 



Citizens who had never used 
puPlic transportation in their lives were 
forced to ride city Puses. Some also 
went as far as buying food in bulk and 
planting gardens. 

Dean Baker, co-director of 
the Center for Economic Policy and 
Research, told MSNBC.com that while 
gas prices were a problem, it was only a 
part of several others. 

"Gas prices don't help, but I think 
the housing prices are a bigger part of 
if,' he said. "People have lost a lot of 
wealth" 

Kelley Tyson, a 32-year-old St. 
Louis, MO resident and her family were 
hit particularly hard by the economic 
crises and gas prices. 

"If we just had a gas price 
increase and that was it, that would 
proPaPly be OK to handle!' Kelley 
said. "But when you're handling not 
getting raises or the gas prices plus the 
mortgage mess, it can all really make for 
some not-so-good times" 

- Shelita Dalton 



Proposition 8 sparks protests 



On November 4, 2008, 
California citizens voted to pass 
Proposition 8, which outlawed same- 
sex marriages in the state. The ballot 
initiative passed 52.5 percent to 47.5 
percent, overturning the May ruling 
that eliminated a previous Pan on gay 
marriages. 

The decision sparked protests 
across the country. On Nov. 15 a 
nationwide protest against the 
measure occurred in all 50 states, with 
several members of NSU's Lambda 
chapter participating in a protest in 
Shreveport. 

In San Francisco, 2,000 
protestors marched in opposition, 
stretching across at least three city 
blocks, while similar demonstrations 
occurred in Palm Springs and Long 
Beach according to CNN.com. In Salt 
Lake City 2,000 people gathered at 
Temple Square to protest the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 
which strongly supported Proposition 
8, while more than 10,000 protestors 



gathered outside the LDS Church's 
Manhattan New York Temple. 

While protestors charged the 
church with Pankrolling the majority 
of the money used in the v Yes on 8' 
campaign, the Mormon church said 
it was Peing unfairly singled out, while 
the Roman Catholic Church said their 
efforts to pass the measure did not 
target any specific group. 

"The coalition of religious 
communities and citizens who 
supported Proposition 8 wanted to 
preserve "the Pedrock institution of 
marriage" Petween a man and a 
woman!' Cardinal Roger Mahoney, the 
Catholic archPishop of Los Angeles 
told CNN.com. 

In the wake of Proposition 
8's passage, racial tensions erupted 
between African Americans, who 
were reported to have supported the 
measure Py 70 percent in exit polls, 
and white gays and lesbians. 
Although the figure was eventually 
proven to Pe 58 percent in a report 



Py the National Gay and Lesbian Task 
Force, racial insults were hurled at 
blacks during marriage equality rallies, 
while black gay activists and bloggers, 
such as Rod McCullom and Jasmyne 
Cannick, charged that the mainstream 
gay rights organizations had done little 
to reach out to black voters or join 
forces with the black gay community. 

"The white gay community 
never successfully communicated 
to blacks why it should matter to us 
above everything else — not just to me 
as a lesbian but to blacks generally!' 
Cannick wrote in a LA Times opinion 
piece. 

Since Proposition 8's passage, 
the status of marriages Petween 
gay couples remains unclear. Several 
lawsuits have Peen filed to nullify the 
decision, while supporters of the ban 
have filed suits to nullify the same-sex 
marriages performed while the unions 
were legal. 

-Kevin Clarkston 



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Potpourri 'pearfy 

Northwestern State University 



Natchitoches, Louisiana 




The Student Govern- 
ment Association recruited 
students to serve as mystery 
shoppers in the on-campus 
dining areas 

The students filled out 
questionnaires in order to 
rate the service and food 
quality of Iberville Dining 
Hall and Vic's Restaurant, 
according to The Current 
Sauce. 

The article also included 
some of the questions 
mystery shoppers were 
presented with on the sur- 
vey. Some of the questions 
were: "Do you feel that you 
received value for both the 
food and service offered?" 
and "Were you acknowl- 
edged and treated fairly by 
the staff?" 

Sodexo General Man- 
ager Vance Howe planned 
to continue evaluating 
students' campus dining 
experiences. 

Shelita Dalton 

English majors now 
have the option of se- 
lecting a concentration 
in film theory, according 
to The Current Sauce. 

The Sauce stated 
that students would 
have a chance to study 
aspects of classic and 
contemporary cinema- 
tography. 

NSU English professors 
Allen Bauman and Andy 
Crank came up with 
the idea. They wanted 
students to have the 
opportunity to analyze 
and digest the films they 
were viewing. 

The professors will be 
using Kyser Hall for their 
classes. The classroom 
will be equipped with 
new seating, a large flat 
screen TV a DVD player 
and surround sound. 

- Shelita Dalton 




Jindal comes to town 



LA Governor 
Bobby Jindal traveled to 
Natchitoches twice during 
the fall 2008 semester. For 
his first visit, Jindal spoke at 
the Natchitoches Events 
Center for a Louisiana super- 
intendent retreat, but then 
visited the NSU campus for a 
town hall meeting. 

In September. 
Jindal came to Natchi- 
toches to inspect the dam- 
age caused by Hurricanes 
Gustav and Ike. During this 
parish-to-parish tour of the 
state, Jindal took the oppor- 
tunity to speak to superin- 
tendents and Natchitoches 
residents. 

Jindal thanked the 
education superintendents 
for their hard work dur- 
ing the two hurricanes, like 
supplying school buses and 
drivers for evacuations and 
housing evacuees in school 
facilities. 

He also had two 
suggestions for the group of 
superintendents — work on 
its accountability system for 
public education and en- 
courage Louisiana students 
to continue their education, 
not only in four-year universi- 



ties, but to also consider 
technical colleges. 

Jindal put NSU in 
the spotlight, commenting 
on how he thought smaller 
universities, like NSU, should 
specialize instead on focus- 
ing on size. He said he had 
no plans to close smaller 
universities because they 
play a great role in educat- 
ing Louisiana students. 

During Jindal's 
second visit to Natchitoch- 
es in October, he spoke at 
Magale Recital Hall. He ad- 
dressed issues concerning 
education, healthcare, the 
two hurricanes and even 
touched on capital punish- 
ment for child rapists. Jindal 
spoke about the changes 
he plans to bring to public 
education and the need for 
the state government to 
help graduating high school 
students make it to college. 
One way the state has tried 
to help is by completely 
funding the Taylor Oppor- 
tunity Program for Students 
(TOPS). 

Jindal emphasized 
the importance of keep- 
ing college graduates in 
Louisiana by creating more 



in-state opportunities. He 
said he does recognize that 
too many Louisiana college 
graduates are leaving the 
state to find jobs. 

Jinal's NSU visit was 
mostly due to a request 
from Sen. Gerald Long, 
President Randall Webb 
said. Jindal already planned 
to be a special guest at a 
political fundraiser at the 
Natchitoches Events Center 
for Sen. Long, and then 
decided to stop by NSU. 

Webb knew Jindal 
would be coming to Natchi- 
toches for Long, but he 
did not know the governor 
would be speaking at NSU 
until the week before. Presi- 
dent Webb was pleased to 
see the large turn-out from 
students, faculty and the 
Natchitoches community, 
but would have liked to see 
more students in atten- 
dance. 

After his speech. 
Jindal answered audience 
questions and stayed to 
meet and take pictures with 
the large crowd. 

-Kera Simon 



SGA 

cutbacks 



In fall 2008 the 
Student Government As- 
sociation approved a bill 
that reduced scholarships 
for executive board posi- 
tions such as president, vice 
president and treasurer in 
an effort to free up funds. 

The new policy 
cut the president's schol- 
arship to $3,000, the vice 
president's to $2,000 and 
the treasurer's to $1,000. 
SGA President Cody 
Bourque told the Current 
Sauce the executive board 
made the choice to reduce 
scholarships, and said 
the money saved would 
be used to plan a better 
budget, buy office supplies 
and prizes for students and 
projects. 

A majority of SGA 
senators supported the 
bill, while only one voted 
against it and three sena- 
tors were absent, accord- 
ing to the report provided 
by the SGA. 

Not everyone 
agreed with the board's de- 
cision. SGA advisor Yonna 
Pasch was both supportive 
and critical 

"I applaud their 
efforts. However, these are 
leadership positions that are 
worked for, and students in 
those positions deserve the 
benefits!' she said. "There 
are other ways to give 
back to the students other 
than money' 

Pasch thought 
better management of the 
organization's money and 
working with the Student 
Self Assessed Fee Oversight 
Committee, which planned 
to secure more funding 
from Internet students' fees, 
were more practical solu- 
tions than smaller scholar- 
ships. 

"It's good the 
execs are humble, but the 
big picture should also be 
looked at' she said. "But 
what's done is done." 

-Kevin Clarkston 



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NSU News 



Information used from 

the 2008-2009 editions 

of The Current Sauce 



'V 




Fraternity caught black faced 



If a picture says a 
thousand words, then what 
does one of white fraternity 
members, dressed as black 
people at a "slave auction" 
say? 

That was the topic of 
debate this fall, when im- 
ages of members of the 
Theta Mu chapter of Kappa 
Sigma fraternity were 
posted on Facebook. 

The fraternity hosted an 
auction, like many orga- 
nizations, at the Student 
Body, a local bar, in Octo- 
ber. As part of the auction, 
members performed skits 
to impress potential buyers. 
Some members dressed as 
popular black entertainers, 
copying their wardrobes 



and hairstyles, and using 
"black face" to imitate their 
race. 

When the pictures from 
the "slave auction" were 
seen on Facebook, they 
were brought to a univer- 
sity official because they 
were believed to be racist 
toward blacks. This sparked 
an investigation of the fra- 
ternity by NSU officials and 
the Kappa Sigma head- 
quarters staff. 

After a two-week inves- 
tigation, it was determined 
the members had violated 
the fraternity's code of 
ethics and sanctions were 
enforced. The sanctions 
included sensitivity training, 
a membership review and 



a letter of apology to the 
NSU student body and the 
Natchitoches community. 
In the letter, printed in 
The Current Sauce, the fra- 
ternity expressed regret for 
their actions, writing they 
were unaware of the offen- 
sive nature of the auction 
and that it was never their 
intent to upset anyone. The 
letter also said the frater- 
nity realized the need to 
be sensitive to the feelings 
of others and the need for 
thought before action. 

-Trecey Rew 



News Briefs 



It was almost like winning 
the lottery. 

A natural gas lease on 
university property brought 
NSU a $44 million check. 

In 1972, after his death. 
Farmer John Henry Crow 
willed the 36698-acre prop- 
erty in Desoto Parish to the 
university because of his 
friendship with a retired NSU 
professor. 



The university hoped to use 
$24 million for scholarships 
and $1 million for grants for 
faculty research. 

The property could be 
worth another $2.2 million 
for the university if there is 
no production by 20 10. 

-Trecey Rew 



Vic the Demon received 
a makeover in April with the 
demon logo redesigns. 

NSU had not used Vic as 
their official symbol in a few 
decades, athletic market- 
ing director Ryan Holloway 
said. By creating an official 
demon caricature unique 
to the university, it is easier 
to carry NSU merchandise. 
They no longer have to 
search for a demon to in- 
corporate in their design. 

The athletic marketing 
department also created 
12 new logos, featuring Vic 
and incorporating the new 
"NSU" font. 

-Kera Simon 



Busted beauty 



Miss Teen Louisiana USA, 
Lindsey Evans, was required 
to hand over her crown 
after she was arrested on 
charges of theft and pos- 
session of marjuana. 

Evans. NSU freshman 
journalism major, was not 
alone in her actions, how- 
ever. 

The Current Sauce, 
the Chicago Tribune and 
Shreveport Times reported 
the Bossier City police 
booked Evans and three 
other women on theft and 
drug charges. 

An article in the 
Shreveport Times stated 
the women left Posados in 
Bossier City without paying 
their $46 tab. 

However, because Evans 
left her purse behind, the 
restaurant's manager was 
able to find her driver's 



license and marjuana 

Several NSU students 
had not heard about Evan's 
arrest However, this did 
not leave them without 
opinions. 

One student said Evans 
should not have run for 
Miss Teen Louisiana USA if 
she was going to make the 
choices she did. 

Another student agreed 
and said Evan's decision 
does not set a good ex- 
ample for children. 

Evans relinquished her 
crown only 1 1 days prior to 
the day she was scheduled 
to pass it on the 2009 Miss 
Teen Louisiana USA 

- Shelita Dalton 




Students rejoice 



Barack Obama's presi- 
dential victory spawned 
many celebrations across 
the country, and NSU was 
no exception. 

Some however, at- 
tracted the attention of the 
police. 

During election night. 
NSU police responded to a 
fire alarm in University Place. 
which had accidentally 
been set off by students. 

Police also responded to 
a "noise complaint" at the 
University Columns, where 



a large crowd of cheer- 
ing students had gathered 
in the road to celebrate 
Obama's victory. 

Some officers flashed 
pepper spray cans to get 
students back into their 
apartments, with one stu- 
dent being led away — not 
arrested — by police. 

Ultimately the students 
dispersed without incident 

-Kevin Clarkston 



Student Lite Q 



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(Top Left)Mighty Max Superdogs, the former Burgerbees and 
Kingfish Burger, opened in May 2008. Mighty Max is located 
across Holy Cross Catholic Church on Second Street. 

(Top Right) The Frosty Factory sign first appeared outside of 
the former McDonald's building on Highway 1 South before 
the summer. Owner Dwayne Arnold said the opening of the 
drive-thru liquor and frozen mixed drinks shop was delayed 
due to incorrect permits. 





New and 
Improved 

Natchitoches adds more variety 

Natchitoches was established in 1714 and is considered 
the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. In 
nearly 300 years, the city has grown and evolved, while still 
maintaining its historic charm. 

Natchitoches boomed this year with the opening of new 
food franchises like Raising Cane's, Dairy Queen and Kentucky 
Fried Chicken, and the renovations of Taco Bell and historic 
Front Street-- proving the historic can be enhanced by the new 
advances of today. 

The news of new fast food franchises started with Raising 
Cane's as early as February As time went on, residents began 
eagerly watching the construction race as other sites such as 
KFC and Dairy Queen began laying foundations at the same 
time. Add complete renovation of Taco Bell over the summer 
and into the fall with all of the other franchise construction, and 
it became obvious that Natchitoches was modernizing. 

KFC on Keyser Avenue was the first to open on Aug. 1. 
The town's reaction was considerably moderate-- a packed 
drive-thru for the first few days-- as compared to what was to 
come. 

Taco Bell on Highway 1 South and Raising Cane's on 
Keyser Avenue both opened on Oct. 7 The in-dining seating for 
Taco Bell and Raising Cane's was packed for over a week, and 
drive-thru lines extended all the way to the adjacent roads. 

Amanda McKinney sophomore art major, said she 
couldn't wait for Taco Bell to open, and it was tough going a 
whole summer without it. 

"I didn't think Taco Bell was ever coming back!' she said. 
"It felt like it took the longest out of all of them (the other fast- 
food construction sites]." 

DQ Grill and Chill opened on Nov. 10 on Highway 1 
South. The franchise tested its menu items on some of the 
workers' family members before it was officially open, causing 
some confusion at first. Once the doors actually opened, 
Natchitoches was able to enjoy another option for their fast- 
food dining menu. 

"I think the Natchitoches market is growing, and it's a 
good spot for potential locations. That's the word that we're 
getting from developers!' Mayor Wayne McCullen said. "They 
think Natchitoches is a choice spot for future growth." 



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| Changes in Natchitoches 




new road ahead 



All of the fast-food frenzy was taking place while 
the bricks on Front Street were being re-laid. The eight- 
month project was the first time the city cleaned and 
repaired the bricks since they were first laid in 1904. 

As reported by David Royal of "The Current Sauce" 
Natchitoches Director of Community Development Randy 
LaCaze said each brick was handled with extreme care 
and was safely stored while waiting to be inspected. 

The city also took photographs of Front Street 
before the construction to ensure the bricks would be 
laid in their original positions after the construction was 
finished. The city also repaired drainage, electrical lines 
and the road's foundation to improve driving conditions. 

Since Front Street is considered a state highway 
the state covered 80 percent of the project's roughly 
$3.2 million cost. 

The project was broken down into three parts: first 
relaying the bricks in front of the Pioneer's Pub and the 
Natchitoches Tourism Bureau, followed by the section in 
front of Mama's and Papa's and lastly the area in front of 
The Landing, Hello Dolly and the Book Merchant. 

The bridge on Front Street also had to be closed 
for a week to re-lay the bricks at the intersection, causing 
an increase in traffic all over town. 

McKinney lived near the bridge during the brick 
re-laying, but her patience toward the long-lasting 
renovation of Taco Bell did not lend itself to the road 
construction. 

"It was a headache!' McKinney said. "I had to 
leave my house 30 minutes early to get to work, which 
usually takes me four minutes" 

David Holmes, senior business and general studies 
major, said the end result of the Front Street renovation is 
very nice, but the actual construction "pissed" him off. 
Holmes would use Front Street as a shortcut, but couldn't 



do so for over six months during the construction. Even 
now, Holmes still can't use his former shortcut because of 
increased traffic due to the street's improvements. 

"It's good to drive on now!' Holmes said. "The 
bumpy road is no more." 

The construction created some interest from 
visitors, which the city tried to turn into a positive by 
encouraging the curious to talk to the contractors and 
archeologists on the site and learn a little history. Even 
with visitors still meandering around barricades and piles 
of bricks, many Front Street businesses had a drop in sales 
during the construction. Mayor McCullen said that was to 
be expected. 

"Any time you have progress, there'll be some 
adverse effect!' McCullen said. "Of course, all of them (the 
businesses) to a certain extent were adversely impacted, 
but we tried to keep the pedestrian traffic and sidewalks 
open so it didn't impact them totally!' 

Even though businesses did see a downturn in 
shoppers, McCullen said most owners were very pleased 
with the improvement project and the cooperation from 
the state and contractor. 

An unforeseen benefit of the project was the 
discovery of an older house foundation beneath the 
bricks, which was estimated to date back to as early as 
1810. Archeologists also discovered beads, flints, plates, 
bottles, nails and bones on the site, which all predate 
1904. 

Though the project had a few delays because 
of bad weather and hurricanes, it was completed on 
Nov. 18, the week before the first fireworks display of the 
holiday season on Nov. 22. 

"The project was completed timely, just in time for 
Christmas Festival!' McCullen said. "And everyone thinks it 
was a great improvement, and all were very pleased with 
it. I've heard nothing but accolades." 

- Kera Simon 



Student Lite □ 



81 





(Top Right) Michael Gill, sophomore 
education major, works as a manager 
at the local movie theater. The 
theater, Parkway Cinema 6, is 
located on Kyser Avenue. 



(Top Left) Heath Boddie, junior 
secondary education major, makes 
smoothies at Smoothie King. Located 
right off campus on University Drive, 
Smoothie King is a convenient place 
for students to get a healthy snack. 




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Student Jobs 




(Above) Darryl Joiner, senior general studies major, and Markarius Hendricks, senior biology major, work the cash registers at Raising Canes 
Canes opened this fall providing employment opportunities for students. 



Raising 



Occupation for Education 

studying: not the only thing that pays 



Being a college student is more than studying, 
classes and books. Many students need jobs just to 
afford school, and then there's gas, food and additional 
spending money Living in Natchitoches gives students 
many job choices, from restaurants to grocery stores. 

"My money from the theatre goes toward rent, 
gas, cigarettes and food:' Michael Gill, sophomore 
education major, said. 

Gill worked at the Parkway Cinema 6 for eight 
months and recently became manager. His favorite part 
of the job was the relaxed work environment and the 
ability to see free movies. 

NSU offers various employment opportunities for 
students who cannot find off-campus jobs. Dawn Rae 
Bauman, student employment coordinator, helps many 
students get on-campus jobs. 

"(NSU)has been awarding on-campus jobs to 
students for well over 20 years!' Bauman said 

General student employment is offered through 
academic department funds. Some departments in need 
of students with skills like tutoring, computer programming 
and lifeguarding provide employment from their offices. 
The Federal work-study program funded by the federal 



government is another student job opportunity. 

NSU employment scholarships are also offered to 
freshmen. 

Although most student employment jobs are 
secretarial, Ruth Wisher, freshman journalism major, 
teaches a step-and-tone class and works at the front 
desk for the Wellness Recreational Activity Center. 

"I wanted to work on campus because of the 
environment and to interact with students!' she said. 
"The best part of my job is being able to focus on school 
work when things are slow and working around my class 
schedule, which probably would be harder at an off- 
campus job." 

Along with the Natchitoches campus, the 
Shreveport, Leesville and Alexandria campuses also offer 
on-campus employment. 

The Job Location and Development Office in the 
Friedman Student Union is where students can go if they 
are having trouble finding on-campus jobs. 

So, when students' funds have depleted, they 
have NSU and Natchitoches as resources for more money. 

-Taylor Graves 



Student Life □ 



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Nontradition 

the road less traveled 



What is a nontraditional student? NSU defines a 
non-traditional student as an individual between the ages 
of 24-70. Traditional students (18-23) may confuse them 
with the professor on the first day of class. 

However, a non-traditional student is not simply 
the 50-year-old going back for his degree. Just as 
traditional students have their own path, non-traditional 
students take a path both separate from the typical 
college experience and different from their peers. 

This also holds true for married students and 
students with children. Those students also face a set of 
challenges unlike their single and dating counterparts and 
are non-traditional in their own way. 

How does a student become non-traditional, 
anyway? The answers are as varied as the students 
themselves. 

"I fell in love!' Stephanie Shultz, graduate student in 
the English program, said. 

Married for two years, she is a traditional student 
by the university's standards, yet her daily life bears little 
resemblance to the typical college attendee. 

"I don't go out much. It takes more planning since 
I have to ask my husband about some things!' she said. "I 
think dating students have it easier since they don't have 
to coordinate as much with their boyfriends or girlfriends." 

It is also easy to feel out of touch with traditional 
students in social settings. 

"I don't fit in with other people my age." Schultz 
said. 

Chris Callahan, another graduate English student, 
agreed. 



"When you are five to 15 years older than your 
classmates, it feels awkward socially, even if the other 
students don't feel that way." 

For some non-traditional students, school is about 
proving that anyone can make it with a lot of dedication. 

"I dropped out of high school and joined the Army. 
I got my GED and eventually made medical retirement;' 
Ryan Keeton, journalism and political science major, said. 

"I realized that I wanted to be well educated. I 
wanted to be a high school dropout with two degrees!' 
he said. 

When so much of a person's life is established prior 
to entering school, it can be difficult to balance home life 
with work and school. 

"A big disadvantage is that I don't get much time 
for myself. I love to write and sing in a band, but I can't 
devote a lot of time to them!' Keeton said. 

For others, a change of pace is needed. 

"My wife encouraged me to go back to school, 
and I was tired of my career. I wanted something 
different!' Callahan said. 

Being a non-traditional student may be hard for 
some, but it's not all bad. 

"There is more maturity there. Having a wife and 
kids helps me prioritize better!' Keeton said. 

"Being older, I have a different perspective. I think 
I am more serious about my studies than most traditional 
students!' Callahan said. 

- Erick Chelette 




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Nontraditional Students 




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Founds, senior HMT major, 
picks up her daughter. Blaire. 
from daycare everyday after 
class. Founds works at the 
Recruiting Office. 

(Left) Married students 
encounter different 
problems during their 
collegiate careers. 

(Below) Melody Carson. 
English graduate student, 
reads in her car while waiting 
for her next class to begin 



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nutritional option during meal times. The bar provides an array of 
different vegetables and dressings. 

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calories they are about to consume. 



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(Lelt) in order to live until 
she's 60, Meogon Morace. 
freshman nutrition major, 
watches what she eats "If 
you take care of your body 
and eat healthy, not only 
will you see the advantages 
now, but you will also reap 
the benefits In your golden 
years!' she said 

(Right) he NSU lunch 
menu has undergone many 
changes through the years 
Now students can enjoy 
a variety of food choices 
Including hamburgers, pasta 
and smoothies 




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On the hunt for cheap food, college students tend 
to overlook nutrition. With Sodexho's nutritional cuisine and 
campus nutrition classes, students no longer need to fear 
the infamous freshman 15. 

"Campus food has improved very much since I 
went to school" Jan Frederick, NSU alumna, said, " The 
food was too high in fat, carbohydrates and sodium," 

While attending NSU, she did her best not to eat 
in the cafeteria. She believed the food wasn't healthy 
because the cafeteria only offered fried food that was 
full of starch. There wasn't a salad bar. 

While Frederick attended NSU, she did not have 
Iberville Dining Hall or Vic's that students now enjoy. Both, 
located in the heart of the campus, are easily accessible 
to all students coming and going from classes. 

In 2007 NSU signed a new food company, 
Sodexho, which serves 1000 universities across the nation 
and takes nutrition seriously. 

Susan Smith, Sodexho chef, creates the menus 
students eat in Iberville. Although she receives menus 
from the Sodexho Food Management System (FMS), she 
adjusts the menus to what she believes will be the most 
enjoyable to students, and she always keeps nutrition in 
mind. 

Sodexho makes sure Iberville has plenty of 
nourishing and tasty choices through their grill, deli, 



soup and salad, My Kitchen, Classics and pizza statior 
Sodexho provides the nutrition with the grill, deli, and soup 
and salad stations. My Kitchen serves specials like pasta 
and oriental cuisine, while Classics gives students the 
choice of chicken and beef. 

"When students ask for healthy vegetables or 
something, we add that to the menu. We listen to 
feedback;' Zena Maggitti, director of operations, said. 

Along with serving nutritional foods on campus, 
NSU believes in teaching the students about nutrition in 
their daily lives. Every student must take at least one 
nutrition class before graduating. 

Maegan Morace's classes have given her a whole 
new outlook on food. As a freshman nutrition major, 
she is learning how to read the labels on packages. Her 
teacher knows students usually do not eat healthily, but 
believes the key is for students to be able to read labels 
correctly. 

After taking her nutrition classes, Morace has 
learned how to cook healthy foods and she also has 
started to work out. Although she is learning about 
nutritional values in her classes, Morace still has a sweet 
tooth. 

"No one can eat 100 percent healthy all the time. 
Everyone has their downfalls; if not Coke, sweets!' she said 

- Taylor Graves 



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87 



Remember sitting in front of the TV and singing 
along to all of those memorable theme songs from shows 
like "The Brady Bunch!' "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!' "The 
Animaniacs" and "Captain Planet"? 

"Captain Planet--now that's a theme song and 
a show worth remembering. Each week Captain Planet 
and the Planeteers stopped the eco-villains from polluting 
the earth so it would remain a safe and healthy place for 
people to live. 

In reality, there are no super heroes with magical 
rings saving the planet, but "going green" doesn't take 
super-human powers or even drastic lifestyle changes. The 
term simply encourages people to be more resourceful 
and more conscious about how their decisions affect the 
environment. Although the effects of the environmental 
movement affect the nation, efforts can start individually. 

Joshua Coen, freshman theater-directing major, 
has always been environmentally conscious. He and his 
parents would clean highways and sides of streets on the 
weekends while he lived at home. Coen held on to those 
principles when he came to college. 

"I use a lot of biodegradable products!' Coen 
said. "I also recycle, ride my bike everywhere and bring 
my own bags to the grocery store." 

Cain-Oscar Bergeron, junior music performance 
and education major, also rides his bike and recycles. 
Unlike most college students, Bergeron doesn't buy 
disposable plates. He instead re-washes glass dishes 
because some disposable products won't break down in 
the environment. He also buys organic foods and unplugs 
everything except the air conditioner when he leaves 
home. 

Bergeron said he has always hated to waste, but 
he started making real changes when he heard about the 
environment deteriorating. 

"Everything we do affects our environment!' he 
said. 



Brian Foster, senior theater major, said he never 
thought about saving anything until he came to college. 
Foster and his roommate have now given their entire living 
room to recycling. They have separate boxes for glass, 
cardboard and plastics, which they drop at a recycling 
center in Shreveport or Alexandria. 

"We don't go out of our way . . . then it becomes 
an oxymoron!' Foster said. 

Being environmentally conscious since childhood, 
Jessi Garrison, sophomore theater major, drives a hybrid 
because she knows how important it is to protect the 
environment. 

Her concerns about global warming opened her 
eyes to many issues. 

"Global warming is big, and it worries me!' she 
said. "I want to do as much as I can to make sure Earth is 
around as long as possible." 

Foster said it is challenging to always remember to 
save or recycle, but he tries not to look at the down side. 

"It's just one more thing you have to do!' he said. 

"Financially it can be more expensive, and it's not 
always convenient!' Garrison said. "But I absolutely think 
the setbacks are worth it." 

Students aren't the only ones becoming 
environmentally conscious. 

NSU teamed with the City of Natchitoches to 
bring recycling closer by participating in a "Keep America 
Beautiful" competition, NSU also sponsored a service day 
during homecoming week themed "Go Purple, Go White, 
Go Green." 

Bergeron said it was important for NSU to 
participate in environmental efforts. 

"It goes against our whole purpose of creating 
people who are going to better the world when we're 
half the people creating the problem!' Bergeron said. 

-Trecey Rew 




88 | Going Green 




(Above) Paper or plastic no longer 
burdens the students' minds because of 
the new reusable cotton grocery bags 
These environmentally safe sacks enable 
students to stay eco-friendly while they 
shop. 

(Left) Trash lies on the ground near a 
dumpster on campus and negatively 
affects the environment Much of the 
materials that the products are made of 
could be recycled 

(Right) Carlee McCord. sophomore 
criminal justice major, picks a Styrofoam 
cup off the ground. The cup is not 
biodegradable and if not picked up would 
continue to litter the streets. The bag 
on her arm is a trendy reminder about 
recycling. 



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(Top Left) A stack of 
NSU Exposed tapes 
sits on a windowsill. 
The tapes have 
been uploaded to 
the internet and can 
now be viewed on 
Facebook. 



(Top Right) Paislee 
Edgerson, junior educa- 
tion major, films Rickey 
Henry, senior graphic 
communications major, 
and Tyran Cosey, 
senior CIS major. Henry 
and Cosey host NSU 
Exposed. 



(Above) Tyran Cosey, 
senior CIS major, views 
the opening credits of 
NSU Exposed. The NSU 
Exposed Facebook 
group currently has 
over 2,000 members, 
and the Facebook 
page has over 1,600 
fans. 



(Opposite Page) Tyran 
Cosey, senior CIS major, 
edits NSU Exposed 
footage while Rickey 
Henry, senior graphic 
communications major, 
rehearses. The show 
also includes coverage 
of NSU intramural sports. 



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| NSU Exposed 




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Forget about "Flava of Love" and "I Love New 
York." 

It is all about reality shows NSU style. Spring 2008, 
three students gave NSU some exposure — some good 
and some bad, but it was all real, Tyran "Da Icon" Cosey, 
co-creator, host and editor of "NSU Exposed" said. 

If the show's crew was at an event, anybody was 
subject to be on their next episode, looking their best or 
their worst. 

"NSU Exposed" is an Internet show recapping 
events on campus and around Natchitoches. The show's 
creators started by imitating SportsCenter, but it was their 
recap of Sigma Gamma Rho week that grabbed viewers' 
attention and led to two seasons of the show. 

"It's something fresh and new!' Darrell Wafer, junior 
criminal justice major, said. "It's never been seen on 
campus!' 

"The Bust of the Week" and "Shot Downs!' where 
gunshots equal worst trends, were the two segments that 
people seemed the most entertained by Cosey said. 

"I watch because I want to see who's going to be 
next to get shot down!' Wafer said. "If it's someone I know, 
I'm going to rag on them." 

The hosts tried to keep the show balanced with 
good and bad exposure, but people seemed more 
entertained by the bad exposure, Cosey said. 



"We tell it how it is, we don't sugar coat!' Cosey 
said. "Anyone can get it — even our friends. People run 
from us now because they know who we are." 

New crew members were needed to shoot 
some of the footage. People were so busy watching 
Cosey, they didn't realize they were being shot down by 
someone else, he said. 

The show included discussions about the issues 
and events covered by the hosts: Cosey, Rickey "Mr. 
Fontaine" Henry and new hosts Corey "Chucky" Ragas, 
who replaced original host Kamal "Kold Blooded" Dorsey 
when he graduated. 

The show was created to entertain students and 
revive what some call a dead campus. People all around 
tune into "NSU Exposed!' Cosey said. 

"People like our show!' he said. 

The crew had offers to shoot shows on different 
campuses, but they decided to focus on NSU. 

Not everybody is a fan of the show, but it keeps 
people entertained so it's going to keep airing, Cosey 
said. 

The show airs Sundays on Facebook since YouTube 
is not equipped to hold videos longer than 10 minutes, 
Cosey said. 

- Trecey Rew 



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Quicker, faster and 
better seems to be the motto 
for the current generation. 

With this mentality, 
grows the development 
of fast food, quicker 
cars and newer forms of 
communication. Outlets such 
as Facebook, text messaging 
and MySpace become more 
prominent in students' lives. 

According to a 200 
student survey, out of the 
186 students who have a 
Facebook account, 147 
students check it at least 
once a day, and more than 
half of them check it multiple 
times a day. 

Natalie Johnson, 
sophomore music education 
major, accesses Facebook 
daily. 

"I have an order: 
Facebook, e-mail, myNSU!' she 
said. 

Savanna Martin, 
senior psychology major, 
uses Facebook and e-mail 
as communication outlets 
to contact members of the 
Baptist Student Ministries and 
communicate with her out of 
state friends. 

"It's my job to get 
information out to everyone 
about what is going on. 
(Facebook) is a great tool 
to spread the word!' Martin 
said. "Mostly everyone has 
Facebook, and it's much 
easier to create an event and 
invite people than to have to 
sit down and call everyone." 

The idea of 
multitasking has integrated 
into communication tools 



with the development of text 
messaging. 

"Sometimes I can't talk 
or I might be talking to someone 
else, and if I text I can talk to 
both!' Matt May, senior HMT major 
said. 

Public diaries such as 
MySpace and blogging have 
slowly begun to creep into 
communication standards. 

Kelsey Rankin, freshman 
journalism major, began blogging 
in 2006 in order to keep friends 
and family informed of events in 
her life. 

"(Blogging is) important 
because it's a bit impractical to 
see and tell my friends or family 
what is going on with me" Rankin 
said. "It's much more convenient 
to do it in one space and to also 
get things off my chest." 

Technology has opened 
doors for communication, but 
some students are still wary 
about it. 

"I think technology is a 
good thing and a bad thing!' 
May said. "It is a good tool to 
communicate with others, but it 
can also break down at anytime." 

While some students 
are still hesitant, others are 
excited about advances in 
communication due to newer 
technology. 

"Technology brings 
cheaper and easier means of 
communication to more people!' 
Rankin said. "Anyone can find a 
computer to use somewhere, 
and it is a lot less expensive to 
e-mail than to make a phone call 
across the country' 

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Matthew English, junior psychology major, checks Facebook at least five times a day. "With the advances 
in technology and the advances in communication, getting in touch with people and setting up appoint- 
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Brandon Gregory, senior criminal justice major, sends between 70-75 text messages and uses about 600 minutes a month 
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Derek Hicks, senior general studies and communication major, accesses Facebook three to four times a week and sends 
about 1000 text messages a month "(Technology) is transforming the way we communicate, and at this point I dont 
believe that society has a complete grasp on how to go about using technology to communicate effectively!' he said 
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Lindsey Rome, junior health and exercise science major, uses about 100-200 minutes a month and checks Facebook 
1-2 times daily. "I think (technology) affects communication in a major way because you can't go anywhere without 
someone being on the phone!' she said "Also, everyone knows what MySpace and Facebook are today, and it seems like 
everyone has one whether they're in high school, college or working 

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NSU is excited about all the incoming freshmen and is looking 
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Life of the Party 



leave the books at home 



Classes can wear students down through hectic 
weeks filled with exams, auditions and hours of studying. 
Weekends offer students a reprieve to partake in activities 
they enjoy and catch up on last minute assignments. 

Student life has changed drastically over the 
years. In 1909, women were required to live on campus, 
while men stayed with private families. There was also a 
time for school recess, and Saturday was a part of the 
school week. 

As times have changed, students' lives vary little. 
They still attend footPall games, shop in town and attend 
Friday night movies. 

With the exception of swimming in Chaplain Lake, 
modern-day students still find interesting things to do. 

"I hang out with friends, watch a movie or 
play games with a group of people!' Phillip Hattaway 
senior health and exercise science major, said. "On the 
weekends we all pile into the car and go to Shreveport." 

Joseph Evans, senior heritage resource major, 



gathers at friends' houses on the weekends for 
barbecues. 

Today students enjoy hanging out at several 
places including the Pioneer Pub, Strait Country and Greek 
functions. 

"On Thursdays we go to the Greek parties, when 
they have them, and on Fridays we may go out to Martini 
Night to listen to poetry or some may sing or rap' Rachel 
Cain, junior elementary education major, said. 

Although some students enjoy going out, the 
nightlife doesn't appeal to everyone. 

"I really don't do much!' Markenia Boutte, senior 
secondary speech education major, said. "I study and 
prepare for the next day. Most of the time I am working 
at my on-campus job." 

Not everything can stand the test of time, 
but students still find ways to relax when avoiding the 
inevitable study hour. 

- Octavia Bolds 




94 Weekends and Nightlife 




(Top) Sophomores Britney Vapont and Lauren Lemoine enjoy the music of a 
live jazz band at the Pioneer Pub. The Pioneer Pub restaurant is open nightly 
for dinner. 

(Above) Reb Bel. junior business administration major, and Justin Priola. senior 
business administration major, dance at the Student Body. The Student Body 
is a local nightclub that is frequented by NSU students 

(Left) Micheal Belen. graduate music major, and Joseph Dimario. sophomore 
music major, spend free time preparing for their band. "Dead by Morning" 
and updating their MySpace page. 

(Opposite Page) .auren Maxwell, senior elementary education major. 
Courtney Carnahan, senior fashion merchandising major. Mitchell Loyd. senior 
general studies major and Tyler Fluitt. freshman business administration major, 
attend a Toga party, hosted by Sigma Nu. 



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95 




The Christmas season began with 300,000 
Christmas lights flashing in downtown Natchitoches. 

The Christmas Festival, which takes place the first 
Saturday in December, is one of the biggest traditions in 
Natchitoches. 

Families, tourists and students have celebrated 
the Christmas season with food, arts and crafts, parades, 
fireworks, and lights for many years past. 

This year's festival kicked off with a 5K Santa 
Shuffle. As the day progressed, Christmas shoppers 
checked out the arts and crafts booths where various 
items, such as purses, jewelry and paintings, were sold. 

The food vendors on the riverbank and downtown 
Front Street were a popular and important part of the 
festival. Food booths ranged from those set up by local 
restaurant owners and residents to national fair vendors. 

Hungry festival-goers could sate their appetites 
with everything from corn dogs to the always popular 
meat pies. A diverse variety of food has always been a 
symbol of the festival. 

Natchitoches resident and NSU student Jordan 
Mason, a freshman health and physical science major, has 
experienced years of the festival. His favorite part of the 
event has always been the turkey legs. 

Students also had the opportunity to get involved 
in vending and raise money for their organizations. 

Members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity 
cooked and sold red beans and rice, hamburgers and 
bloomin' onions for their chapter. 

Along with food and shopping, the festival also 



provided an abundance of entertainment. 

The Junior Parade wove its way through the 
historic district at 10 a.m. The parade appealed to the 
younger festival attendees with characters like Shrek, 
Superman, Cinderella and The Incredibles. 

The big parade, the Christmas Parade, began 
Saturday afternoon. Cheerleaders, dance lines and 
bands were all part of the procession. Parade floats 
carried pageant winners as well as state representatives, 
and of course, Miss Merry Christmas. 

In addition to the parades and vendors, girls of all 
ages could be seen walking around the Festival wearing 
the multicolored-ribbon crowns. 

"When I was little, I remember always wanting 
one of those pretty head things with the ribbons falling 
down the back of your hair!' Kali Davenport, freshman 
music education major, said. 

The festivities ended with the light-and-flreworks 
show at 7 p.m. Thousands of spectators waited 
impatiently for the firework show to begin. 

The Festival committee has added new 
features to the fireworks show every year. A laser show 
accompanied the 2008 fireworks. The entire show lasted 
only about 20 minutes, but people were still impressed by 
the colors and shapes that raced across the sky. 

After a full day of festivities and fun, Natchitoches 
streets were clogged with people heading back to their 
cars for the trip home. The fun and excitement of the 
2008 Christmas Festival was fresh in their minds as people 
started planning for the rest of their Christmas season. 

-Taylor Graves 



96 



Christmas Fest 




(Led Above) The SAB float rolls around during the Chn: 
Festival Parade The float contained members of Student 
Activities Board, the Homecoming King and Queen and the 
Lady of the Bracelet contestants 

(Left Middle) the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band 
marches in the annual Christmas Parade The parade 
participants have changed throughout the years, but the 
parade now includes school marching bands, cheerleaders 
and dance lines. 

(Left Below) The lighted bridge at Front Street is just part of 
the lighted Christmas display The Christmas lights, which were 
once an eight-foot lighted star, have escaladed into more 
than 40 lighted set pieces. 

(Right Above) The Christmas Festival is Natchitoches' largest 
festival Records say at least 100.000 people join in the 
festivities. 

(Right Below) The Festival Committee adds to the annual 
firework display each year since the festival's beginning in the 
late 1930s. 



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97 




College is the place to find yourself, to define who 
you want to be. But for some, college is the opportunity 
to find the person you can be yourself with. 

College romance is not just the flirtatious looks 
across the classroom or bar. It is finding that person 
who makes you strong when others look down on your 
relationship. It is the man who taps your knee three times 
to remind you he loves you when society makes him 
scared to voice it. It is the proposal that will end in your 
happily ever after. It is the balancing act required to 
pursue both romance and an education. 

the initial search 

Some spend their entire collegiate career finding 
that one type of person they want to be with, but always 
get turned in the wrong direction. 

After dating a few girls who didn't work out as 
planned, Colby Bizette, senior social work major, has yet 
to give up on romance. 

"I was hurt for a while and now it's hard to trust;' 
Colby said. "I'm still looking. Might not be a top priority, but 
I'll still be looking." 

Now dating Elizabeth Armond for eight months, 
Justin Aymond, junior criminal justice major, spent the first 
year and a half dating around. 

"Everyone comes to college, you have a feeling 
of freedom and sometimes you step outside your 
boundaries and you think maybe I shouldn't have been 
so wild and crazy;' he said. "That's just part of coming to 
college." 

Justin explained sometimes it is hard to find 
someone to start a serious relationship with once dating 
around gets tiresome. 

"Once you start dating around. .then before you 
know it, you've pegged yourself into a hole so it's harder 
when you're ready for more;' he said. "You're bound to 
get hurt a lot." 

While some students explore relationships, others 
choose to concentrate on their education. 

David Steele, senior clarinet performance 
major, is not in a relationship because he is planning on 
transferring to a graduate school in New Mexico at the 
end of the semester. But while he is not actively pursuing a 
relationship, he is open to relationships even though they 
are sometimes scary. 

"I have learned that the 'just have fun' type of 
relations end up hurting people, unless you find the rare 



few who don't involve emotions;' he said. "But, considering 
the two possible outcomes, I would take my chances at 
finding that 'special someone.'" 

'Special someone' is an intangible term that 
varies for each student. While David desires someone 
with success, other students, like Niki Pierce, bassoon 
performance major, look for comfort. 

"(I want) someone I can confide all my dreams 
and secrets and know they'll be safer Niki said. "Someone 
I can be myself around and not feel weird, someone 
who can be my best friend and boyfriend at the same 
time, someone that would be fine with just laying around 
watching movies and chilling and not mind how I look in 
my comfy clothes." 

love at first sight 

Once in a while, even in their 'comfy clothes; some 
get swept off their feet and find love at first sight. 
Amber Carter, junior housing and interior major, and 
Edward T. Smith, sophomore psychology major, have 
dated since they met in Varnado Ballroom a year and a 
half ago. 

"He swept me off my feet, literally;' Amber said. 
"He grabbed me by my hand and said, 'Don't be afraid.' 
We started dating that night." 

In addition to balancing a relationship, work, 
school and organizations, the couple must also face 
society's disapproval toward their interracial relationship. 

"When I walk by colored girls, they say that 'white 
women' are stealing all the menT Edward said. 

Amber continued to explain the dirty looks she 
gets from girls, but is positive the couple will push past the 
adversity. 

"I didn't expect to meet Ed, and he kind of walked 
into my life and from that point on, I couldn't imagine my 
life without him;' she said. "Knowing someone loves you as 
much as you love them is the best feeling in the world;' 

boy meets boy 

But some students find society's expectations to 
be more grueling and struggle to walk down Front Street 
hand in hand with the man they love. 

"Homosexuality is not talked about in the South 
and not as supported;' Ryan Hazelbaker, senior music 
theater and directing major, said. 

He recalled an incident where he was walking 
down Front Street hand in hand with a boyfriend when a 



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| Relationships 




school bus drove by. The children threw pencils and called 
them "fags." 

"It's strange I can't hold Josiah's hand. If I were with 
a girl, no one would carer Ryan said. 

It wasn't until Christmas break in New York City 
that Ryan and his boyfriend of a year and half, Josiah 
Kennedy, musical theater major, were able to walk down 
the street holding hands. 

"People go there to find love, and I wanted to go 
with my love!' Ryan said. 

The couple celebrated New Year's Eve in front of 
H&M, three blocks away from Times Square. At midnight in 
the midst of everyone yelling, they counted down, threw 
confetti and kissed as all the confetti from all the buildings 
fell around them. 

"It was the right place, right time, with the person 
that I loved in the city of my dreams!' Josiah said. 

While marriage currently "scares the shit out of 
him!' Josiah knows that in his lifetime it will be accepted. 
For now though, the couple must find out if their 
relationship is strong enough to last long distance. 

"(Even) as a 21 year old, you really can find love 
at any age!' Ryan said. "He added some reality to my life, 
and I like to think I add some fantasy to his. Even if we 
don't last forever, love has brought us this farT 

so close, but yet so far away 

While Josiah and Ryan work to see if their love will 
last, other students spend the semester counting down 
the days until they can hold their girlfriend's hand and feel 
her kiss. 

Brandon Legnion, senior music education major, 
has dated Hanna Bowden, sophomore physical therapy 
major at Northwest Mississippi Community College, since 
they marched in the same drum corp, the Troopers, this 
summer. 

"There's not a single day where we haven't 
at least talked on the phone!' Brandon said. "The only 
difference (in our relationship) is we don't live in the same 
city as everyone else." 

Brandon remarked although the time apart helped 
their friendship grow and helped them appreciate their 
time together more, long-distance relationships aren't for 
everyone. 

"Trust between the two parties and 
communication (are most important)!' he said. "We have 
those so distance isn't an issue" 



Brandon said the relationship takes sacrifice, but 
it is worth it. He explained that they could live in two 
different states and not be dating, but "why have two 
negatives?" 

"(Our relationship is) just as real!' he said. "We just 
don't live in the same state, and it works because we're 
best friends." 

call off the search 

Many couples on campus choose to date their 
best friends, and, sometimes, they even take the next 
step and prepare for marriage. 

Charlie Potts, senior nursing major, proposed to 
Katie Stockton, sophomore vocal music education major, 
after the last night of the Christmas GALA in December. 
To propose, Charlie gave Katie a photo album filled with 
couple photos they had recently taken and put the ring in 
the last sleeve of the book. 

"When I first saw (my ring), I never thought it 
would be something Id like, but Charlie insisted I try it on, 
and I fell in love with it? Katie said. "Because it's the ring I 
wanted from the beginning, and it's the ring that Charlie 
discovered, (it is) even more special." 

The couple met at Katie's Freshman Connection 
when Charlie was her Freshman Connector. Since then, 
the couple has been best friends, but it wasn't until last 
spring break when Charlie decided he needed to "suck it 
up and ask this girl to date me'.' 

"She saw me for who I was!' Charlie said. "She 
didn't see my morals as a problem." 

Despite their participation in related organizations, 
the couple struggled to find time together due to their 
separate degree programs. Katie explained how they 
often joke about forgetting what his face looked like. 

But while balancing it all is difficult, the couple finds 
ways to sacrifice to make it work. Katie explained that 
they have to make dates and time to see each other and 
expressed how they couldn't center their relationship on 
text messaging. 

The couple plans to have a traditional Catholic 
ceremony on April 2, 201 1. 

"I'm in love with the whole idea of doing all the 
major things in our life as us!' Katie said. "(To) share a life 
with someone." 

-Bethany Frank 



Student Life □ 



99 



The fight for racial equality is nothing new. However, students have 
become racially colorblind since desegregation was first introduced. 

"We have some generational changes going on in this country 
Ray Strother, endowed chair of journalism, said. "The young generation 
doesn't have the same feeling about gays or about integration or about 
blacks or even about foreigners. They're more accepting and more 
tolerant." 

Strother, who began as a student at the university in August 1958, 
attended the school at a time when racism was extremely prevalent 
in the South, and integration had not yet been introduced into the 
educational system. 

"There would've been violence, rioting and discontent;' Strother 
said. "Not by the majority but by enough people that would've made it 
difficult for the administration." 

As the integration movement swept throughout Louisiana, NSU 
students didn't welcome the idea. A "Current Sauce" article published 
Oct. 17 1963, expressed the staff's concern regarding the issue. It stated 
that although the paper would continue to provide the facts, it would 
not promote integration in any way. 

"We are not ashamed of what we believe in and what we stand 
for and we don't care who knows it!' the article read. 

The university took its first steps toward an integrated campus 
in 1965 after being issued a court order by a judge from Baton Rouge, 
according to a Feb. 4 "Natchitoches Times" article. It wrote the school 
allowed six black undergraduate students and one black graduate 
student to enroll after a suit was filed by the seven plaintiffs attempting to 
enroll. 

Despite the opposition of desegregation on campus, the 
students didn't have the anticipated reaction that Strother mentioned. 
"The Current Sauce" ran an article on Feb. 12, 1965, congratulating the 
students on their good behavior. The article, which referred to the recent 
integration as a "crisis!' reminded students that the crisis was far from over, 
and could not resolved by any method of force. 

The idea of an integrated campus became more accepted as 
the years passed. Stan Chadick, retired mathematics professor, began his 
teaching career at the university in 1969 

"There was not much interaction (among the black and white 
students) back then!' Chadick said. "You have to remember we had just 
gone through the 1960s." 

Chadick further explained that even though there wasn't 
interaction among the students, segregation was definitely present in the 
classroom. In his 37 years of teaching, he saw a vast change. 

"In the first few years.. I noticed how students segregated 
themselves within the class, [but] in the last few years I taught, I didn't see 
this." Chadick said. 

As Chadick explained, this sort of segregation is hardly seen on 
campus today. Many students do not find racism to even be much of 
an issue. Matt May, senior HMT major, said there isn't much segregation 
between the students. 

"The only place I can think of with any kind of segregation is in the 
(Wellness, Recreation and Activity Center) at the basketball courts!' May 
said. " During the afternoon is seems like the gym is split in two" 

Some students found that this year's election brought with it a 
great deal of racism and segregation. With the victory of Barack Obama, 
the first black man to become president, students of all races and 
ethnicity shared their differences in opinions. 

"Nov. 4 and 5 definitely brought about a lot of racial issues!' Justin 
Daniels, junior music education major, said, "but outside of that it really 
hasn't been bad." 

As for the day-to-day interactions between the students, racial 
issues are rarely a factor. 

"I feel that people will hang out with whoever they feel like, 
whether they are black, white (or) Asian!' May said. "(But) I think 
segregation will always be around no matter what is done." 




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Sarah Cramer 



100 | | Racial Diversity 



colorblind/campus 

things change 



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photo illustration by Brawp.Qn McCOuley 



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Pencils Down, 

college after hours 

It's college. You're on your own, making your 
own rules, living your own life, making the most of every 
moment. 

We've all done some things we wouldn't dare tell 
our parents and even some things we hate to admit to 
ourselves, but sometimes you find out things you didn't 
even know about yourself — usually on Monday morning. 

The past weekend might have been one you will 
never forget or one you can barely remember. You had a 
few drinks, danced with your friends, maybe danced on 
the bar, definitely had a few more drinks and then the rest 
of the night is a blur. All you know is what you've heard. 

"I've told stories about people I didn't know!' 
Renae Brown, junior biology major said. "I'm usually not 
with people who are making fools of themselves." 

According to the Center of Science in the Public 
Interest, 44 percent of students attending 4-year colleges 
drink alcohol at the binge level or greater. 

On average people have their first drink at the 
age of 1 1 for boys and 13 for girls. By age 14, 41 percent 
of children have had their first drink according to Focus 
Adolescent Services. 

Russ Couch, senior music education major, 
was 14 when he had his first drink. Encouraged to drink 
by his older brother and sister during a Memorial Day 
celebration, this was also his first time getting drunk. 

After that, Couch said he didn't do much drinking 
before he turned 21. 

"It's not really worth it — drinking at 18, 19, 20!' 
Couch said. "It seemed great then, but by 21 it lost its 
luster; especially here in Natchitoches, it's really easy for 
anybody to get alcohol." 

On average, students were not IDd at any of the 
locations they bought alcohol, according to a random 
Potpourri survey of 120 people. 

The number of underage drinkers is steadily 
increasing. Teens who drink usually have seen family 
members drinking or are influenced by magazine or 
television ads. Other factors include peer pressure, 
gaining popularity, or appearing more mature, according 
to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 

Alcohol can change a person's behavior and 
mannerisms. Couch, who described himself as shy, 
especially when it comes to the opposite sex, said that 
alcohol makes him more sociable. 

"When I drink, I love everybody;' Couch said. "I 
was at a fraternity party once and I was talking to two or 
three girls — something I would never do without alcohol." 




Bottoms Up 



Drinking can be a way to fit in or to feel more 
comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Some think 
drinking boosts their self-confidence, while others find 
drinking brings out the worst in them. 

"You might have more fun if you do drink, but it's 
not necessary!' Brown said. 

While drinking might not be necessary to have 
fun, it might be necessary just to get through another 
day. For three months straight, Couch drank three to five 
beers each night. 

"When I felt like there was no other option, I 
drank — a lot;' Couch said. 

Couch fell into his drinking pattern while staying 
in Florida. He used alcohol as a way to cope with his 
problems. He was dealing with a hard split from his fiance 
while trying to pursue job possibilities. With no real friends 
or family around, alcohol seemed to be his only option. 

In August, Couch had a breakthrough and 
decided to find other outlets. 

"I was afraid of escalation . . . my dad was an 
alcoholic!' Couch said. 

According to the National Institute on Alcohol 
Abuse and Alcoholism, people who start drinking before 
the age of 15 are 50 percent more likely to become 
alcohol dependent as adults. 

Couch has limited his drinking and says he has 
"really good" self-control. 

"First things first. I'm here for my education. The fun 
comes after that!' he said. "I work hard and I play equally 
as hard." 

Brown also drinks in moderation so it doesn't 
affect her schoolwork. 

"There is no way I could do what I needed to do if 
I drank that much!' Brown said. 

There are many drawbacks and concerns that 
come with drinking, especially irresponsible drinking. 
That's why some students choose to leave alcohol alone 
all together. 

"It's just not for me" Jericus Anderson, junior 
business administration major, said. 

Anderson said he doesn't drink because he has 
seen what effect it can have on people, and he would 
rather watch everybody else embarrass themselves. 

Students who experience problems with alcohol 
may receive counseling through the NSU Counseling 
Services located in the Friedman Student Union. 

-Trecey Rew 



102 Q Drinking 




How often is your ID checked? 



Liquor 



Grocery 



Store #1 Store #2 Store #3 Station Store 



11.6% 



19.2% 



36.7% 




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8.3% 



1.7% 








much money do you spend in one 
weekend on alcohol?* 

$0 33.3% 
> $20 45% 
$20-$30 9.2% 
$30-$40 0% 
$40-$50 2.5% f 




Information based on a 
random, nonscientific Potpourri 
survey conducted in February 
around campus 

photo by Bethany Frank 



Student Life [] 103 




104 □ Body Art 




Silent Expression 



marking a memory 



When some think of body art, words like social 
deviant, weirdo or rebel may come to mind. 

However, students have decided to get piercings 
and tattoos for far different reasons than some may think. 

"I don't want my tattoo to make people think 
that I'm joining the trend of social deviants, but I simply 
wanted it because I am proud of where I'm from!' 
Maureen Mizener, junior vocal performance major, said. 

She has one tattoo located around her right 
ankle. It is an image of a Claddagh, which is a major 
symbol in her Irish heritage. She also has seven piercings, 
with three in each ear and one lip ring. 

Mizener said some people look at her lip ring and 
see a rebel, but that was not her intention. 

"I will eventually take it out and the hole will close 
and that part of my life will be over, but for now I like 
having it!' Mizener said. "It's not because I want to stick it 
to the man, it's because I wanted it, plain and simple." 

Students have also gotten body art for religious 
expression. 

Susannah Bellon, junior business administration 
major has a tatoo on her right foot that is the Greek word 
for race. 

"It is a daily reminder for me to run the race for 
Christ and to not let other things get in the way!' Bellon 
said. 

Bellon said her tattoos are a personal expression. 



"I really don't care if other people see them. They 
are there for me" she said. 

Students have also decided to get tattoos as a 
way to honor lost loved ones. Bellon also has a tattoo 
of a tree stump with her father's initials and the day he 
passed away, on her left shoulder. 

Mizener said she is planning her second tattoo in 
honor of the nine friends she has lost to suicide. 

"It is going to be the first stanza of Edgar Allen 
Poe's poem 'Dream within a Dream! and underneath it I'm 
adding, 'Rest in peace! which will be written in French!' 
she said. "I just want something permanent to remind me 
of them and help carry them with me through the years I 
have left." 

Body art was once seen as an oddity, but these 
days more and more people are deciding to get tattoos 
and piercings. 

According to an article in the Omaha World 
Herald, 24 percent of Americans between 18 and 50 are 
tattooed and about 36 percent of Americans age 18 to 
29 have at least one tattoo. 

Although there are a wide range of reasons 
people decide to get body art, there is one thing 
that brings them together—they are all forms of silent 
expression. 

- Shelita Dalton 



Student Life Q 105 




Beauty behind the bracelet 

50 charms and counting 



The Lady of the Bracelet pageant, a preliminary 
for the Miss Louisiana pageant, has been an NSU tradition 
for 50 years. The pageant included talent, evening gown, 
swimsuit and interview competitions. 

Altogether 10 NSU students competed: Sara 
Mayeux, senior liberal arts major; Jordan McLamore, 
freshman business administration and family and 
consumer sciences major; Shanice Major, junior liberal 
arts major; Brittany Pippin, freshman psychology major; 
Bethany Frank, senior journalism major; Halli Hickman, 
sophomore theatre major; Katie Stockton, sophomore 
music education major; Melanie Kay, freshman HMT major; 
Phylicia Felix, sophomore theatre major; and Jessica 
Lopez, senior liberal arts major. 

Mandi Ridgdell, the 2008 Lady of the Bracelet, 
crowned Pippin at the 2009 pageant in A. A. Fredericks 
auditorium. Pippin received a full scholarship, as well 
as the chance to represent the University at the Miss 
Louisiana pageant. 

Pippin said she never expected to win the title of 
Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet. 

"When they called my name, I just couldn't 
believe it!' she said. "I still don't think it has really set in yet. 
It's such an honor!' 

At Miss Louisiana, Pippin will raise awareness 
of eating disorders with her platform, "Love the Skin 
You're In" which focuses on improving the self-esteem of 
women. 

Lopez won both the first runner-up and talent 
competitions, and McLamore won second runner-up. 
Major was awarded the third runner-up position, and 
Stockton won fourth runner-up. 

The Lady of the Bracelet pageant contestants 
met several times during the spring. They made plans 
for the hectic rehearsal schedule, discussed pageant 
rules and regulations, and practiced answering interview 
questions. The contestants also had a hand in preparing 
for - and even publicizing - the event. They made lists of 

106 n Lady of the Bracelet 



locations for posters, composed their talent introductions 
and folded up T-shirts to sell as promotion for the pageant 
and Children's Miracle Network. 

The competitors practiced for months in 
preparation for the grueling 10-minute interviews with a 
group of carefully selected judges. 

They ask you everything from 'What's your major?' 
to 'How do you feel about the bombing in Gaza?' You 
have to be ready Major said. 

Some contestants said they thought the swimsuit 
portion, which was won by Hickman, was more daunting 
than the interviews. 

Mayeux, who contestants voted as Miss 
Congeniality, passed on valuable knowledge to the other 
girls - including special glue that keeps swimsuit bottoms 
from riding up. 

In interviews before the pageant, many of the 
contestants acknowledged a separation of the physical 
and intellectual competitions in the pageant. While the 
interview portion counted for a significant amount of the 
girls' total scores, the contestants dedicated plenty of 
time to their makeup, dresses and tans. 

Mayeux explained the connection by comparing 
the physical and intellectual aspects of the pageant to 
another situation. 

"The synthesis between the two is that you're 
interviewing for a job. I might go into a job interview and 
give a brilliant interview, but if I'm not presenting myself 
well, they're not going to hear what I have to say she 
said. "If I walk into an interview for Johns Hopkins medical 
school in pajamas, it doesn't matter if I made a 45 on the 
MCAT and have a 4.0 GPA and speak six languages. I'm 
not going to get the slot." 

Mayeux said the pageant is about applying for 
the job of representing NSU at the Miss Louisiana pageant 
in a classic, respectful and professional manner. 

-Kelli Fontenot 




(Above Left) Jordan McLamore, second runner up. (Above Center) Brittany Pippin. Miss 
2009 Lady of the Bracelet, evening gown winner and people's choice winner (Above Right) 
Jessica Lopez, first runner up and talent winner. 




(Above Left) Katie Stockton, fourth runner up. (Above Center) Shanice Major, third runner 
up (Above Right) Phylicia Felix, contestant number nine. 





(Above Left) Sarah Mayeux, Miss Congeniality (Above Center) Melanie Kay, contestant 
number eight (Above Right) Halli Hickman, swimsuit winner. 



Editor reflects 

Fifty years ago, the Potpourri created the 
Lady of the Bracelet pageant and the editor in chief 
crowned the winner But this year the editor in chief 
turned the tables and tried for the crown. 

I received the opportunity to flaunt my 
beauty at the Lady of the Bracelet pageant. I saw 
firsthand the strain placed on each contestant to 
magnify her beauty. Some spent hours in the gym. 
others spent hundreds on their hair, and yet. I spent 
my time in the newsroom 

We spent more than 16 hours of the week 
of the pageant practicing how to walk, talk and 
essentially meet the typical beauty standards 

Beauty is not simply found in society's 
supermodel. The four aspects of the pageant all 
center on finding the beauty in the contestant. 

It takes more than brains and Slimfast to 
have the courage to stand in front of your peers 
under the spotlight in a swimsuit and heels. 

Some students wake up in sweats from the 
"going to school naked" dream, but these women 
didn't get the luxury of waking up. They stood up, 
with their asses to the jazz band, spotlights beaming, 
smiling at the crowd and living most students' worst 
nightmare while literally being judged in heels 

Women should not have to stand in front 
of mirrors for hours practicing how to stand or walk. 
They should not need to spend additional hours 
at the gym just to fit the typical beauty-queen 
standard. 

But they do. 

Some spend their lives trying to defy this 
pre-empted stereotype They claim the scholarship 
program is not about strictly physical looks 

But if that were the case, then women 
would not feel compelled to use hairspray, duct tap 
and hemorrhoid ointment in ways they were never 
intended. Women would not spend hundreds on 
hair or additional hours striving to be a size zero for 
four or whatever the politically correct way to say It. 
They wouldn't alter their opinions to best fit what is 
"beauty pageant" appropriate 

They could stand onstage and be 
themselves. 

It takes a strong woman to stand in the 
spotlight and be judged after striving to reach an 
ideal beauty. It takes an incredible woman to stand in 
front of her peers and perform knowing it is no longer 
about the music or the dance. It takes a phenomenal 
woman to stand up after realizing she did not make 
top five and have the strength to attend classes and 
check Facebook knowing that everyone plans on 
saying. "You did a great job. I am so proud of you" 

And it takes an even better woman to 
stand up the next year and do it again Some 
women live their whole lives to become a beauty 
queen, but more often than not. their dreams of 
receiving the ultimate crown are crushed 

But a woman does not need a crown to be 
beautiful, nor should she become something she isn t 
to receive it. 

-Bethany Frank 
Contestant number five 







Student Lite 



107 



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Demon football began in 1907 when Normal's first 
intercollegiate football game was held against 
Louisiana Polytechnic in Ruston. The 1912 football 
team was the first Normal football team to win a 
championship, and later the 1939 and 1966 teams 
celebrated undefeated seasons. 



Composed of varsity athletes, the "N" Club has 
been functioning since spring of 1931. The main 
purposes of the club are to bring athletes in 
close touch with each other, to promote and 
keep all campus athletics on a higher plane, to 
foster the Normal spirit and to aid in all student 
activities pertaining to athletics at Louisiana 
State Normal College. 




For the first season since 1941 when intercollegiate baseball 
was suspended from the college athletic calendar because 
of the state of national emergency. Northwestern State 
fielded a baseball nine in college competitive circles. The 29- 
man team played a full schedule of 16 conference games 
against teams including Louisiana College, Louisiana Tech, 
Southwestern and Southeastern. 



Harry "Rags" Turpin was selected as 
"Coach of the Year" in the Gulf States 
Conference in 1953. "Rags!' NSU alum 
from 1925, was the captain of the 
football team an graduated with many 
honors.. Turpin stadium was later named 
in his honor. 



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rendering first aid 



They're on the field and on the court, in the locker 
room and in the huddle. They are the first to arrive and 
the last to leave. They wrap ankles and stabilize broken 
bones. They are athletic trainers. 

From the stands it might just look like they carry 
towels and bring water. But to athletes, trainers are easers 
of pain and a chance to compete another day. And 
while caring for athletes is a full-time job, some trainers 
also juggle the load of being full-time students. 

"The most challenging part would be trying to 
balance out the schoolwork with the work scheduler 
Megan Galloway, junior biology major said. "We are there 
way before and way after the athletes." 

Katie Cooper, senior mathematics education 
major said it's satisfying seeing athletes recover from 
injuries and return to their sports. But sometimes trainers 
see athletes go down and compete for the last time. 

"There are a million things going through their 



minds at that time and staying calm and trying to 
keep them calm as their injury is evaluated is the most 
important thing'' Cooper said. 

Career-ending injuries are rare and usually trainers 
get to enjoy watching their sport from the sidelines and 
being there for their athletes. 

"The opportunity to experience this side of 
athletics without actually being on a team is rare and I 
greatly appreciate the opportunity Cooper said. 

"It's fun being a trainer!' Gregory Taylor, junior 
health and exercise sciences major said. "You have to be 
focused because it takes a lot of your time, but it's fun." 

Galloway said she loves having the inside scoop 
on all of the sporting events and athletes. The hours spent 
in the training room allow student athletes and student 
trainers a chance to form friendships that stretch beyond 
ankle wraps and heat packs. 

-Trecey Rew 



1 10 | Trainers 




Athletics fl 111 



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finding spirit in the spiritless 



Sizzling and on fire, Demons brawled it out in 
purple and white despite the empty, silent stands. 

Ryan Holloway, assistant athletic director for 
marketing, tried to find ways to encourage more students 
to attend sporting events. 

During football season, the numbers of students in 
attendance fluctuated depending on the opponent, the 
weather and time of the game. 

Holloway also believed closing of dormitories on 
campus played a part in event attendance. 

Online education might also be a cause for school 
spirit and on-campus enrollment to decrease, 

In Spring 2004, 2649 (25.2 percent) students took 
online classes and 7856 (74.8 percent) students were on 
campus full time. 

As of Spring 2008, 4046 (54.04 percent) students 
were taking online courses and 3439 (4595 percent) 
students were on campus every day. 

Over a span of four years, online learning 
increased by about 175 students each semester, while 
on-campus learning decreased around 400 students a 
semester. 

Holloway, along with others, created the two 
year-old Demon Rewards Program. 

"To draw students in, we do all sorts of 
promotions;' Holloway said. "At soccer games we 
promote 25 cent hot dogs for students. To pack Prather 
Coliseum basketball games, students receive Double 
Demon points and a T-shirt." 

The program, modeled after a similar program at 
Texas A&M University, proved to be successful. 



Demon Rewards is a loyalty program that rewards 
students for attending sporting events. The objective is 
for students to go to all the events and set attendance 
records for all sports while concentrating on volleyball, 
tennis and cross-country track. 

The program has four prize levels: Starter Level, 
students accumulate 10 points to receive an official 
Demon Rewards T-shirt; AllSouthland Level, when students 
reach 20 points they receive an official Demon Rewards 
long sleeve T-shirt; Ail-American Level, students attain 35 
points to receive an official Demon Rewards messenger 
bag; and Hall of Fame Level, students collect 50 points 
and obtain an official Demon Rewards replica NSU 
football jersey, 

The grand prize, a check in the amount of the 
cost of tuition for 15 hours ($1,700), went to Andy Bullard, 
junior journalism major, for earning the most points during 
the Fall 2008 semester. The runner-up received a $500 
check. 

"It was awesome to win Demon Rewards!' Bullard 
said. "It was actually kind of hard going to every home 
event we had but also a lot of fun." 

The athletic department has awarded three 
grand-prize checks since the start of Demon Rewards and 
plans to continue to grow the program. 

"Demon Rewards has been exciting because 
it has been successful and has brought more students 
to athletic events!' Holloway said. "If we build on the 
program, we could have the best student life section any 
school has seen." 

-Tori Ladd 




112 | | NSU Fans 




painted, shirtless, supporti 



There are the regular attendees, the "group game 
goers" the "l-have-nothing-better-to-do" spectators and 
then there are the "faithful few". 

They're the fans who support Demon athletics 
with every bellowing breath they take. They're the fans 
the athletes count on. Win or lose, at home or away 
these are NSU's biggest fans. 

"Prather Punks" appear at every home men's and 
women's basketball games, ready to dedicate an hour to 
screaming, clapping and verbally abusing the opposing 
teams in order to help NSU toward a victory 

"Mainly it's just fun!' Daniel Musick, senior music 
education major, said. "At basketball games you can get 
right in their face. I like to see if I can get the other team 
angry!' 

Anyone who has been to a Lady Demon Soccer 
game knows who the "Number 1 Fan" is. 



A.J. Swearengin has attended every home soccer 
game in past three years. 

Early on in her career as a super fan, she joked 
with the team that she was going to paint herself for the 
next game. Her joke quickly became a tradition. 

"The main reason I kept doing what I did 
was because I saw how much it meant to the girls!' 
Swearengin said. "(They) are really good, and I thought 
(they) didn't get the recognition (they) deserved, so I kept 
on going." 

So, here's to you painted warriors. May your 
team find victory and may your chants forever haunt the 
opponents who dare to enter dear ol' Demonland. 

-Bobbie Hayes 



Athletics 



113 



*J • bv raisina the buck 



While at fee payment, you may have seen a new 
fee listed but were not quite sure what it was. Just what is 
this "athletic fee!' and where does the money go? 

In short, it goes to improve the collegiate 
experience of student athletes. 

The fee was implemented fall 2007 but the 
proceeds accumulated for a year before being utilized 
for athletic needs this fall. 

"The fees allow our athletes to eat healthier 
meals on the road and travel by bus instead of van!' Jodie 
Heinicka, academic coordinator, said. 

The fees are also used to purchase hotel rooms, 
which are generally safer than motels, Heinicka said, 

In addition, the fees go toward assisting student 
athletes with summer classes since their participation in 
sports often puts a strain on their ability to take heavy 
course loads. 

Greg Burke, athletics director, broke the fee down 
in detail and explained its conception. 

"We got the fee passed with the aid of the 
Student Government Association;' Burke said. "The 
University of Louisiana System authorized the fee. Every 
dollar spent has to be approved." 

Twenty percent of the fee was designated for 
facility enhancement, such as pressure washing Prather 
Coliseum. Thirty percent went toward student athlete 
welfare, such as the new training room, and the remaining 
50 percent is equity, going primarily to scholarships. 

Burke also mentioned some future projects. 

"The NCAA is moving the 3 point line back for both 
men and women, and we will be adding lines for both!' 
Burke said. 

Improvements will also be made to the soccer 
and softball fields, the track and the basketball court, 
which must be repainted. 

"We asked ourselves, if we don't (get the money 
to) do this, who will?" Burke said. 

- Erick Chelette 





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Prather Coliseum, home of Demon and Lady Demon Basketball, receives a face-lift in order to comply with new NCAA three-point line distance 
requirements. The repainting was made possible by the Athletic fee put into effect in 2007. 



Athletics Q 115 




116 I | Community Service 




Gu/lMja Back 

^•■^^^^^ sj to show appreciation 



Being an athlete is more than knowing how to 
play with balls or making goals. It is about doing what you 
love and doing it well. 

The athletic department takes passion oft the 
courts and into the lives of the Natchitoches community. 

"It is really important for us to give back to the 
community because the community is so supportive 
of NSU athletics!' Jodie Hienicka, athletic academic 
coordinator and senior women's administrator, said. 

Organized by the Student Athlete Advisory 
Council, athletes worked with Special Olympics, 
Operation Shoe Box, Letters to Soldiers, Chris Waddell Day 
and the NSU "Knock Out Hunger" canned food drive to 
total over 1,800 hours of volunteer work. 

SAAC is made up of two student athlete 
representatives from each sport and exists in order to 
work with the athletic department and fellow athletes to 
improve the college experience of athletes and fans. 

"We are trying to change the perception that 
athletes are all about themselves" SAAC President Cary 
Bruno, senior softball player, said. 

The Lady Demon Basketball team donated 128 
hours of service to the community while focusing on 
working with Natchitoches youth 



"It's important to be good role models to little girls!' 
Natasha Isom, junior basketball player, said. "We know we 
can have an impact in the community!' 

The football team took part in the fourth annual 
Chris Waddell Community Outreach Day by encouraging 
local children to focus on their education. The team 
visited Kids' Korner Day Care, Fay's Day Care, LP Vaughn 
School and Kid City for Waddell Day where they read 
books, played games, answered questions, helped with 
activities and spoke of the importance of staying in 
school. 

Chris Waddell, NSU freshman offensive lineman, 
died of a heart attack the day before beginning spring 
workouts in 2004. Scott Stoker, head coach, established 
the outreach day so current NSU football players could 
carry on Waddell's memory by encouraging local children 
to focus on their education. 

Athletes don't leave their sweat and hard work 
on the courts or in the fields, but bring it all into the 
community. Without fans and support, athletes are 
just playing a game. To show their appreciation, they 
stepped out to help the community. 

- Bobbie Hayes 



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Athletics | | 119 



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Demonr Youth Surprise at Southland Conference 



The NSU Men and Women's Track and Field teams 
boasted young rosters this season. 

Sixteen of the 20 men's entrants and 1 1 of the 14 
Lady Demon competitors were sophomores or freshmen. 

In spite of this youth and a season riddled with 
injuries, the Demons still performed above and beyond 
their age by obtaining some successful results at the 
Southland Conference Meet. 

The Men's 4x400 relay team of Chad Leath, 
Jeremy Thomas, Jamie Emery and Mike Green shocked 
the Southland when they nearly won with a time of 
3:10.04. Sam Houston took first place with time of 3:09.90. 

"We came out of nowhere!' Green, junior IET major, 
said. "I don't think anyone expected us to do as well as 
we did." 

Green also placed third in the 400-meter dash at 
47:59 seconds. 

Senior Chad Leath also had an outstanding season 
for the Demons. Leath broke the NSU record in the 400- 
meter hurtles and claimed second place in the SLC Meet 
with a time of 50.85 seconds, which ranked 18 th nationally 
for the event. Leath also went on to reach the NCAA 
Outdoor Championships in the 1 10-meter hurtles with a 
best time of 14:23 seconds. 

The Lady Demons also had several standout 
individual performances in the 2008 season. 

"We were so young!' Mike Heimermann, women's 



head coach, said. "We had a lot of people competing in 
events that were outside of their comfort zone." 

Comfort zone or not, the Lady Demons still left a 
mark on the Southland Conference. 

Sophomores Trecey Rew and Jessica Tuck, who 
both qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional Meet, 
were selected to the All-Louisiana Team and have 
been included on the national track and field coaches' 
Women's All-Academic Team. 

Rew threw a 49-6.5 best throw in the shot put and 
broke the school record with a 164-6 mark in the discus. 
Rew stumbled in her specialty, shot put, but rallied to win 
her second SLC Championship in the discus. 

Tuck was expected to run in the women's 4x100 
relay, but suffered a torn meniscus and decided to focus 
on the long jump. Tuck still posted a 19-1 1.5 in the long 
jump and earned a spot at the NCAA Midwest Regional 
Meet. 

"We have a young team, but a lot of potential!' 
Tuck said. "Especially our throwers. They have been 
putting a lot of points on the boards for us." 

The Lady Demon's 4x100 relay team placed third 
with freshman Amanda Freeman followed by sophomores 
Jazmen Williams, Whitney Smith and Anna Forrest with a 
time of 45:89 seconds. 

- Bobbie Hayes 




(Far Right) Chris Pearson, senior distance 
runner, finishes out his race for the Demons 



(Top Left) Dejon Griffin, sophomore, 
participates in the hammer throw during an 
NSU meet. Griffin was part of a group of Lady 
Demon throwers who consistently earned top 
ten finishes throughout the 2008 season. 

(Bottom Left) Senior Chad Leath competes 
at a home meet. Leath would go on to 
be ranked 18th nationally in the 400-meter 
hurtles. 



120 



Track and Field 




Men's Track and Field 

(Front Row) Charlse Jackson. Patrick Frazier, Brittian Valentine, Seth Johnson, Nathaniel McReynolds, Dusty Dischler (Second Row) Chris Pearson, 
Rashad Bolds. Jeremy Thomas, Nathaniel Brown, Greg Hall, Michael Hill, Cameron Mehl, Mike Green (Third Row) Samuel Norton, Cade Gentry, 
Doug Washington, Carson Martinez, Willson Carr, Chad Leath (Fourth Row) Daniel Yarbrough, Josh Citizen, Galen Mudd. Corey Jones, Marcus 
Washington. Michael Batts, Lamarious Washington. Kennis Byers, Jamie Emery 




Women's Track and Field 

(Front Row) Brittany Culotta. Redd Williams. Jessica Tuck, Jasmine Christopher, Andrea Warren, Tiffany 

Johnson (Second Row) Amanda Freeman, Samantha Flowers, Whitney Smith, Shannon Foley. Trecey 

Rew, Courtney Hershberger. Shamaigun Van Buren, Quemecia Leonard (Third Row) Mindy Toney, 

Jazmen Williams. Dawn Comeaux, Anna Forest. October Wells, Phyllis Iheanacho, Alison Holmes Dejon 

Griffin 



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(Above) Patrick DuBois, head coach, counsels Adna Curovic, freshman, and Daniella 
Posada, junior. This was DuBois's second season of his second stint at the wheel for the 
Demons. 

(Right) Dragana Colic, sophomore, returns the ball. Colic was one of six newcomers to 
the Lady Demon tennis team. 



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The 2008 Lady Demons proved age is just a 
number — when it comes to the tennis court. 

The eight-player roster boasted four freshmen 
and no seniors to add a level of experience to the young 
squad 

In spite of such youth, the Lady Demons stood out 
among SLC opponents and earned multiple awards for 
their efforts. 

Freshman Bianca Schultz represented NSU as the 
All-Louisiana Co-Freshman of the Year, according to the 
Louisiana Sports Writers Association. She posted a near 
perfect 10-1 record against SLC opponents, earning 
her the No. 4 singles spot at the end of the conference 
season. 

Schultz, hospitality management major, was also 
named to the 2008 All-SLC second team in the singles 
category and in the doubles category with teammate, 
and fellow freshman, Kathrin Lange. The pair finished the 
SLC regular season with a 6-2 record earning them the No. 
2 ranking. 

"I didn't even know about the awards;' Schultz 
said. "I was home in Germany, and my coach called to 
tell me. It is still all so new to me." 



Daniela Posada, junior criminal justice major, 
finished 10-1 in SLC play and was named to the 2008 All- 
SLC second team in the singles category. 

"We just worked hard!' Posada said. "After you 
start to win games, you start to feel really confident, and 
then you win a few more." 

Freshman Adna Curovic, pre-medicine major, 
and Boo Patzer, junior journalism major, also earned AIISLC 
Women's Tennis Player of the Week honors throughout the 
2008 season. 

Curovic had a perfect 3-0 record both in singles 
and doubles play and was recognized in February. 

Patzer earned the honor after being ranked No. 1 
in both singles and doubles play and again on March 26 
after a weekend of outstanding out-of-conference play. 

After working toward the SLC title, the young 
team lost in the semi-final round of the SLC tournament to 
Lamar, a nationally ranked team and champions of the 
tournament. The Lady Demons fell just short of earning the 
program's first NCAA National Tournament bid since 1994. 

"It was new for most of the team;' Posada said. 
"Next year we should be more ready for it." 

- Bobbie Hayes 




(Front Row) Kathrin Lange, Daniela Posada. 
Curukovic, Dragana Colic. Bianca Schulz 



Bogusia Patzer, WE DON'T KNOW, (Second Row) Marie Scribe (Third Row) Adna 



Athletics Q 123 



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pulling all the stops 



NSU finished 17-12 in Conference play, garnering 
the fifth seed in the 2008 Academy Sports Southland 
Conference Baseball Tournament. This marked J. P Davis's 
first season as the Demon's head coach and the program's 
1 7th winning record in the last 1 8 seasons. 

The Demons battled with Lamar University for the 
eastern division championship of the 2008 Southland 
Conference Season. It was not until two losses against 
Central Arkansas, just before the start of the SLC 
Tournament, that the Demon's settled into second place 
over Southeastern Louisiana, Central Arkansas, McNeese 
State and Nicholls State. 

"This season was a big improvement from the year 
before!' Pitcher Heath Hennigan, junior IET major, said. "It's 
still not where we want to be, but it was a step in the right 
direction." 

Six athletes placed on All Southland Conference 
teams, Senior Catcher Anthony Jones, first team; Senior 
First Baseman Mike Jaworski, third team; Sophomore 
Second Baseman Chase Lyles, third team; Junior 
Designated Hitter Justin O'Neal, third team; Junior Pitcher 
Jimmy Heard, third team; and Junior Pitcher Clayton 
Cooper, honorable mention. 

"We had a lot of key transfers come in and make 
some good contributions to the team!' O'Neal said. 

Ten seniors graduated after the 2008 season. 
Davis was the pitching coach for the previous seven 
seasons, three of which were SLC Championship Teams. 

"We really got back to playing Demon baseball!' 
Greg Burke, athletic director, said. "Coach Davis did a 



really good job of ensuring that the priorities of his players 
were in the right place." 

Davis demanded the team continue its tradition 
of success in the classroom throughout the season. This 
expectation of excellence, according to Burke, is one of 
the reasons the Demons will soon be back on top of the 
SLC, 

Shortstop Denny Choate, sophomore business 
management major, and Outfielder Jordan Nipp, junior 
and biology major, were named to the 2008 Capitol One/ 
SLC All-Academic second team, and Jaworski, senior 
sports administration major, was named to the 2008 
Capitol One/ SLC All-Academic First Team. 

Jaworski was also named to the 2008 ESPN the 
Magazine Academic All-American Team, earning second- 
team honors in the university division released by the 
College Sports Information Directors of America. He is 
the 12th Academic All-American for NSU and the fourth 
Demon baseball player to earn the honor. He was also 
the only player from Louisiana that the SLC included on all 
three teams. 

Jaworski hit .332 and led his team with 15 home 
runs and 46 runs batted. With 13 stolen bases, Jaworski 
was just shy of becoming the Demon's first ever player 
with 15 home runs and 15 stolen bases in one season. 

Through hard work in the classroom and 
determination on the playing field, the 2008 Demons 
put the program back on track to continue the winning 
tradition at NSU. 

- Bobbie Hayes 




(Above) The Demons celebrate as 
a runner crosses home plate. The 
Demons had their 17th winning 
season as a program out of the last 
18 seasons. 



(Right) A Demon player connects 
with an opponent's pitch. Senior 
First Baseman Mike Jaworski lead the 
team with 15 home runs in the 2008 
season, only two home runs away 
from the SLC leader. 



124 n 



Baseball 



(Left) senior Catcher Anthony Jones returns the ball to his pitcher 
Jones was named the catcher for the 2008 AIISLC first team 

(Below) During his first season. Head Coach J. P Davis led the 201 
Demons to a winning record of 17-12 in Conference play 




(Alphabetical Order) Tyler Baisley, Colin Bear. JC. Bredengerd. Kyle Broughton. Denny Dhoate. Claton Cooper. Eric Deblanc, Brett Fredieu, Dominic 
Gamboa. Josh Gardner, Trevor Geist. Trent Gondin, Jimmy Heard. Heath Hennigan. Lance Lacoste. D.D. Lott Zach Luevanos. Chase Lyles. Carlos Maese. 
Justin Martinez, Dan Meyer. Jordon Nipp. Dustin Norfhcott. Justin O'Neal. Michael Ocampo. Miles Parsons. Andrew Plotkin. Daniel Quails. Ben Rodriguez, 
Chad Sheppard. Beau Snodgrass. Trey Sofia Joe Urtuzuastegui, Garrett Vaughn. Jacob Williford, Ryan Zimmerman 



Athletics 



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(Right) Sophomore Pitcher Sara 
Dornelas throws the ball past an 
opponent. Dornelas was the 
only healthy pitcher for the Lady 
Demons for the majority of the 
2008 season. 

Below Right) Lady Demons cheer 

on their teammates. Senior 
Outfielder Cary Bruno said the 
difficult season brought the team 
closer together. 

Below Middle) Junior Kelly Corliss 
tags an opponent out. 

Below Left) Junior outfielder, 
Brittany Card, rounds third in her 
way to score another run for the 
Lady Demons. 









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(Front Row) Morgan Hebert, Leslie Johnson, Stormi Stech, Leigh Appenfeiler, Taywanee Edmonds, Britte Meche, Cary 
Bruno, Cassandra Poncik (Second Row) Ainsley Pellerin, Randi Stuard. Shira Walker, Mallorie Thorton, Amanda Jameson, 
Brittany Card, Kelly Corliss, Sara Dornelas, Richelle Morales 



126 n 



Softball 



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sliding into education 



Plagued by injuries and perhaps bad luck, the 
Lady Demon softball team finished out the season at 10- 
45. 

"It is disappointing because we worked really hard 
but we just didn't have it in our cards!' Outfielder Brittany 
Card, senior biology major, said. "Games just didn't go 
our way sometimes." 

"I appreciate the effort given by the players and 
know they dealt with obstacles including key injuries and 
not being able to use facilities for part of the season!' 
Greg Burke, athletic director, said. 

Only one of three Lady Demon pitchers was 
healthy enough to compete throughout the season. Sara 
Dornelas, sophomore psychology major, was forced to 
balance individual games while pacing herself for the 55- 
game season. 

"It was a lot of weight on my shoulders!' Dornelas 
said. "Trainers were literally massaging my back so I could 
keep going." 

The Lady Demon softball squad had a young 
roster. 

The major injuries and five different head coaches 
over the course of four years could be reasons the season 
fell short of expectations, Ron White, professor and long- 
time Lady Demon softball fan, said. 

In spite of knowing their season was over, NSU 
defied the odds and upset the defending Southland 



Conference champion, Stephen F Austin, in the last series 
of the season. Determined to make every second count, 
NSU won the championship when they scored three runs 
with two outs in their final inning of the season. 

The Lady Demons carried a sense of determination 
off the field and into the classroom. 

Outfielder Cary Bruno, junior, was named the 2008 
Southland Conference Student Athlete of the Year. Bruno 
was the only Lady Demon placed on an All SLC team, 
and she is president of the NSU Student-Athlete Advisory 
Committee, an organization that works with athletic 
administration and organizes community service events 
for NSU athletes. To add to Bruno's honors, she received 
the Steven McCarty Citizenship Award for her work on 
campus and in the community. 

First Baseman Amanda Jameson, sophomore 
health and excercise science major, earned first team 
Academic Ail-SLC honors, and she led the Lady Demons 
with 22 RBI and three home runs. 

Outfielder Brittany Card, junior biology and 
physical theorpy major, garnered second team Academic 
All- SLC Card scored 24 runs and four-for-four in stolen 
bases for the Lady Demons this season. 

The NSU softball squad is looking forward to next 
year's season. With a new coaching staff comes a new 
chance to re-establish the Demon softball tradition of 
excellence. 

- Hannah Casey 




(Left) The Lady Demon Softball 
sauad celebrates after a runner 
scores. Sophomore First Baseman 
Amanda Jameson led the team 
with 22 RBI and three home runs 



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The basketball team shocked the Southland 
Conference with another great season, ending in its fourth 
straight SLC Tournament Finals appearance. 

The Demons' conference record of 9-7 granted 
them another trip to the conference tournament. 

"Coming into conference, we knew we had 
to step our game up!' Freshman Forward Devin White, 
general studies major, said. "Practice helped out." 

The Demons had to rely on strengths and work on 
weaknesses they had in non-conference play. 

For Junior Forward Kalem Porterie, business major, 
the team's greatest strength was its ability to recognize a 
change and overcome it as a team. 

In the conference semi-finals, the Demons battled 
rival Stephen F Austin University. 

"This game was the biggest game of the season!' 
Porterie said. "They were ranked, and we were the 
underdogs, but we pulled out an upset." 

Freshman Forward Devin White's most memorable 
moment of the season came in this game. 

"I missed two free throws in this game, but I came 
up with a steal and an assist to give us the lead!' he said. 

The Demons managed to make it to the 
conference finals where they fell short of a victory to The 
University of Texas at Arlington by three points, with the 
final score 82-79. 

"We thought that we had the tournament won 
before the game!' Porterie said. "It was a wake up call." 

Sophomore Point Guard Michael McConathy, 



junior electrical engineering major, said, "The fact that 
we've been there helped us out. We have a system that's 
built for tournament play." 

McConathy, Academic AIISLC first-team pick, 
added the team's ability to get into the lane and put 
points on the board also had a huge impact on the 
game. 

The Demons hope to take that same conference 
performance into a new season, McConathy said. 

For McConathy, the success of next season will be 
a direct reflection of how well the new guys will gel with 
the system. 

The Demons netted several post-season honors. 
Senior Forward Trey Gilder, general studies major, was 
named to the All-Louisiana second team and to the AII- 
SLC first team. Fellow Senior Forward Colby Bargeman, 
general studies major, received AIISLC second team 
honors. 

Head Coach Mike McConathy was named as 
Louisiana's coach of the year by members of the Louisiana 
Association of Basketball Coaches. McConathy finished 
up his 25 th season as a head coach with an overall record 
of 498-294. 

Porterie said he's excited to see how the team and 
the new guys come together and believes the Demons 
will have to prove themselves again next season. 

- Jimmy Walker 




(Front Row) Michael McConathy. Keithan Hancock, Dwayne Watkins, Dominic Knight, Damon Jones, Aubin Young, John Anthony Anglin, Logan McConathy 
(Back Row) Colby Bargeman, unknown, Gerrell thomas, trey gilder, Jerry Moody, Devin White, Demitrious Bell, Kalem Porterie and Deividas Petravicius 



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Men's Basketball 



(Left) Freshman Gu 
Dominic Knight slows down 
an attack from an opponent 
The Demons went 9-5 against 
opposing teams at home In 
Prather Coliseum 

(Boltom Left) jnior Dorrn 
Jones prepares to take a 
shot at a home game He's 
the Demons second leading 
returning scorer 



(Bottom Right) Senior Forward 
Trey Gilder drives past an 
opponent. Gilder, general 
studies major, was named to 
the AIISLC first team and the 
All-Louisiana second team 
Fellow senior Colby Bergeman 
also earned AIISLC post- 
season honors. 




Athletics Q| 129 



(Middle) The Lady Demons gather around Head Coach Graf. 
The team finished the Southland Conference season 8-8. 

(Bottom Left) Guard Tena Matthews, senior graauate student, 
looks for her teammates while she dribbles down the court. 
Matthews, working toward her masters in adult education, 
earned All-Louisiana and AIISLC post season honors. 

(Bottom Center) Guard Brittiany Houston, freshman criminal 
justice major, pulls up for a jump shot. The Lady Demons would 
rebound from a slow SLC season start to win 7 of their last 9 
games and earn an SLC tournament bid. 




130 | | Women's Basketball 



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defying the odds 



The Lady Demon basketball team has certainly 
seen its fair share of highs and lows. After stumbling 
through the beginning stages of the Southland 
Conference regular season, losing four of the first five 
match-ups, the team rallied to win seven of the last nine 
games and earn a place in the SLC tournament. 

Head Coach Jennifer Graf attributes these up- 
and-down results to the youth of her squad. The Lady 
Demons listed only two seniors to lead a majority of 
underclassmen through the season. 

"We made a lot of freshman mistakes until we 
finally started figuring out how to play with each other 
and ended the season on a high note!' Graf said. "We 
had a lot of young kids, but the two seniors did a great 
job with them." 

After clawing its way into the SLC tournament, 
the Lady Demons found out they would be playing the 
University of Texas San Antonio in the first round. The 
Lady Demons had lost to UTSA by only two points in 
Natchitoches a few weeks earlier and had gradually been 
playing better since then, winning seven out of their last 
nine games. 

UTSA took advantage of the Lady Demons' lack 
of play-off experience when they chose to double- 
team Senior Guard Tena Matthews, NSU's play-maker 
which caused the rest of the young team to scramble 



to recover from the loss. When the buzzer sounded, the 
Lady Demons came up short, losing 56-80. 

"This group really worked hard every single time 
they stepped out onto the court, to practice or play!' Graf 
said. "They were always working to get better!' 

That sense of work ethic would not go unnoticed 
when it came time for post season honors. 

Matthews, adult education masters student, 
was named to the All-Louisiana second team and was 
selected to the first team AIISLC. She was the high-scorer 
for the Lady Demons averaging 15.2 points a game led 
the SLC in rebounding, averaging 9.6 rebounds a game 
and recorded 14 double-doubles this season. 

"Tena is just a great athlete and (senior center 
Ashli] Barnum was our central presence!' Graf said of her 
two seniors. "Both will be very successful in whatever they 
do in life." 

"It didn't go as I planned my senior year, but I 
wouldn't change it!' Barnum, general studies major, said. "I 
went through a lot of personal growth as a player!' 

Graf said the Lady Demon basketball team gained 
valuable experience from its roller-coaster season. This 
experience and maturity will stay with them as they 
regroup and get buckled in for their next ride. 

- Bobbie Hayes 




(Front Row) Renotta Edwards, Tweet Williams. Brooke Shepherd, Tena Matthews, Brittiany Houston (Back Row) Anna Cate Williams. Akila Givens, 
Dorothy Knox, Natasha Isom, Deasia Johnson, Brette Gertonson, Ashli Barnum, Courtney Shead. Jessica McPhail, Carmen Wallace and Lyndzee Greene 



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(Top Left) Chris Pearson, senior business 
administration major, leads the pack at 
the Centenary Invitational. Pearson would 
go on to finish first with a time of 27:29 and 
lead the Demons to their first ever team 
victory. 



(Top Center) Sophomore Courtney Her- 
shberger approaches the finish line at the 
NSU Invitational. The Lady Demons finished 
fourth with 106 points. 



(Top Right) Nathanial McReynolds, sopho- 
more music education major, strides the 
last yards of the men's four mile race at 
the NSU Invitational. The Demons finished 
third with 83 points. 



(Lett) The Lady Demons keep pace with 
one another at the NSU Invitational. Head 
Coach Haley Blount said the ladies made 
huge improvements in spite of serious 
setbacks due to injuries. 




134 | | Cross Country 





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The men's and women's cross country teams' 
season had its share of peaks and valleys. 

The Demon cross country team consisted of one 
senior, four sophomores and one freshman. 

"We are just going through some growing pains!' 
Chris Pearson, senior business major, said. "We are 
really developing talent. They have already made huge 
improvements from their freshman year" 

The Demons finished in 1 1th place with a total 
team score of 294 at the Southland Conference Meet. 
Pearson finished highest of the NSU squad placing 33rd 
with a time of 27:05. 

"The guys all improved drastically, and as a coach 
you can't ask for anything more than that everyone give 
you their best, which they did!' Head Coach Haley Blount 
said. 

A peak for the team came when the Demons 
won the program's first ever team title at the Centenary 
College Invitational in October. Chris Pearson ran the eight 
kilometer men's course in 27:29, earning him first place 
overall, and freshman teammate Tim Collins took 2nd with 
a time of 28:21. 

"It was really a confidence booster for them!' 
Blount said. "It seemed like after that meet they all came 
together and started running as a team, not just five 
individuals." 

Blount said the victory was especially sweet 
because Centenary College had finished first at NSU's only 
nome meet of the season one week earlier. 

"For us to turn around and beat them was just 
really exciting!' Blount said. 

The Lady Demons were faced with not only the 
challenge of extreme youth but also a string of season- 
ending injuries that made the team's trek to success even 
more difficult, Blount said 

"Staying healthy was definitely the girls' biggest 



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hurdle!' Blount said. "They all just dropped like flies." 

The women's team, made up of freshmen and 
sophomores, lost two athletes after they were diagnosed 
with stress fractures in their shins and decided to use their 
medical red-shirts. This loss meant the team only had the 
minimum number of five runners required to compete in 
any cross country meet. 

"We started from pretty much nothing!' Blount 
said. "We had to pull in a girl who normally sprints the 
400 meter for us, and one of the girls had to compete at 
conference with a torn calf." 

The Lady Demons finished 4th at the SLC Pre- 
Conference Championships meet hosted by Stephen F 
Austin over the same course they would run at the SLC 
Conference meet. Redd Williams, sophomore physical 
education major, was the top runner for NSU over the six 
kilometer race, finishing 15th overall with a time of 27:06 
and Andrea Warren finishing 18th with a time of 2743. 

Lack of experience contributed to a poor 
performance at the SLC Conference meet a week later. 
The Lady Demons finished 12th with a total score of 357 
points. Andrea Warren, sophomore interior design major, 
was the top runner for NSU, finishing 53rd and clocking in 
at 25:11. 

"We're definitely a young team!' Williams said. "We 
were shocked by all the runners at Conference. I think 
there were about 100 girls running, and that was definitely 
our biggest meet of the season." 

"If there is a light at the end of the tunnel, it is that 
all of (the cross country runners) are improving in every 
race for Track and Field!' Blount said. 



- Bobbie Hayes 



Athletics 



135 




(Top Left) Sophomore Defensive Specialist 
Megan Manning, biology major, passes 
the ball to begin an attack for the Lady 
Demons. NSU surprised the Southland 
Conference when they out-dug the 
number one seed, Texas State, in their first 
round match. 

(Top Center) Sophomore Outside Hitter 
Taylor Deering, psychology major, tips 
the ball back over the net. The Lady 
Demons finished the season in 8th place 
in the SLC. 

(Top Right) Junior Setter Megan Dockery, 
biology major, passes a ball for her 
teammate to hit over the net. Dockery 
led her team with four kills in the SLC 
Tournament appearance. 



(Front Row) Taylor Deering, Megan Dockery, Laila Benjamin (Second Row) Zanny Castillo, Luana 
Henriques, Yelena Enwere (Third Row) Laranda Spann, Angelica Cruz, Megan Manning, Markie 
Robichau 



136 | | Volleyball 



£dHhna He Tone 

^practicing perfection 



"Never give up, never surrender" could have 
been the battle cry for the Lady Demon Volleyball team. 
The team appeared in its fourth straight Southland 
Conference Tournament, finishing their season 10-16 
overall. 

The team fought through injuries to finish 8th in 
the Eastern District of the Southland Conference. The 
Lady Demons lined up to play against regular season 
champions Texas State in the first round. 

"We played way more aggressive!' Defensive 
Specialist Zanny Castillo sophomore accounting major, 
said. "Practices that week were really intense. We did a 
lot of drills designed to give our offense a lot of options so 
we were always doing something new." 

Practices paid off. The team came out with an 
intensity that helped it defeat Texas State, the number 
one team in the tournament, 25-22 in the first game of the 
match. The Lady Demons went on to lose the match 3-1, 
but the largest win margin was only five points. 

"We played with them point-for-pointT outside 
hitter Yelena Enwere, senior health and human 
performance major, said. "They didn't know what to 
expect from us. We really came out and showed them 
what we could do." 

NSU may have lost the match, but they had a 
higher blocking average and boasted a higher digging 
average than the Texas State Bobcats. The Lady Demons 
also served for more aces, four of which came from setter 
Megan Dockery junior biology major, when she went on 



a 10-0 serving streak to bring her team back from a 13-21 
deficit and take the lead late in the third set. 

"Really, I couldn't ask more from the girls!' Head 
Coach Brittany Uffelman told NSU Sports Information. "We 
can't say, 'could've done this! 'should've scored there. We 
served our tails off, passed the ball well and hit well." 

Dockery posted her 1 1th double-double with 42 
set assists and 14 digs. Outside hitter Markie Robichau, 
junior psychology major, also had a double-double with 
10 kills and 15 digs. Zanny Castillo led the Lady Demons 
defensively with 18 digs. 

Yelena Enwere, health and human performance 
major, became the second player in school history to 
receive league post-season accolades when she was 
named to the All- SLC second team. Enwere was also 
named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All- 
District VI Second Team. 

Enwere led her team in multiple offensive 
categories. She had 336 kills in one season, 3.57 kills per 
set, and a .235 hitting percentage. She was also ranked 
second in the SLC the end of the regular season in number 
of kills. Enwere also holds the top spot most kills in one 
match for posting 24 kills against McNeese University 
during the regular season. 

The Lady Demons have consistently shown they 
belong in the top of the SLC rankings. This year was no 
exception. 

- Bobbie Hayes 




Athletics Q 



Htot, ExpectatiMti 

sJ f focus, leadership, motivation 



Winning streaks, defensive domination, and a 
difficult out-of-conference schedule paved the way for 
the Lady Demons as they notched another Southland 
Conference Tournament appearance. 

NSU opened the season upsetting Tulsa University 
at home, 2-0, Pefore struggling on a three-game road 
trip, losing to Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State, and 
Oklahoma State, by a combined score of 8-1 The 
competition with these three giants proved to be a 
dynamic confidence builder for the ladies in purple and 
white. 

"It's fun to play those kinds of teams, but when 
you lose to them you can help but lose some confidence;' 
defender Missy Oakley, junior business administration 
major, said. "We just tried to keep playing." 

In the next 12 games, NSU recorded a 
scorching 83-1 record, losing to Texas Tech on the road, 
Southeastern Louisiana on the road, and McNeese State 
at the Demon Soccer Complex. 

The Lady Demons nearly scored at will against 
some opponents, putting up a season-high 10 goals 
against Southern University. NSU also put up six goals 
against conference foe Lamar University and demolished 
the Lady Colonels of Nicholls State, 7-2. 

Forward Kayce Schultz, junior business major, led 
the offensive storm for the Lady Demons with 28 points, 
scoring 1 2 goals on 1 7 shots on goal. Schultz was a first 
team AIISLC selection. Her 12 goals rank third most in a 
season in school history. She also set a school record and 
a Southland Conference record with four goals in the 
game against Lamar. 

Defender Chelsea Brozgold, junior health and 
exercise science major, and goalkeeper Lindy Strahan, 
sophomore psychology major, earned second team 
honors, while defender Bobbie Hayes, senior journalism 
major, and midfielder Rachel O'Steen, freshman journalism 
major, picked up honorable mention honors. 

"The postseason awards allow the individual 



players who received them to feel proud of their 
accomplishments. For the rest of the team it motivates 
them to work even harder to reach that elite status of 
players that are rewarded at the end of each season;' 
Assistant Coach Mike Baker said. 

This group of ladies led the Lady Demons to its 
7th conference tournament appearance in a row, but 
not without tough conference competition on the way. 
After the impressive run made by the Lady Demons, they 
struggled a bit more with conference play. After a 4-2 
start to conference play, the Lady Demons were in prime 
position to make a run at the conference title or earn a 
high seed in the tournament. 

A ruthless battle with Stephen F Austin at home 
ended in a 0-0 double-overtime tie, beginning a four- 
game winless streak to end the season. NSU ended the 
regular season losing two in a row, both on the road and 
by a 1-0 score. 

"We really felt like it just wouldn't work out for us;' 
midfielder Gabby Assayag, senior education major, said. 
"Everyone was working so hard and we just couldn't score 
when we needed to;' 

NSU backed its way into the tournament where 
they faced the third-seeded Texas- San Antonio Lady 
Roadrunners. NSU's defense continued to play well, while 
the offense struggled. NSU lost its third consecutive game, 
1-0. 

"As far as next season goes, we will be working 
extremely hard on our individual skills and fitness level this 
season',' Baker said. "We need to focus on having all 1 1 
girls on the field, no matter who that is, all on the same 
page with the same effort and determination." 

Head Coach Jimmy Mitchell takes his Lady 
Demons into the off-season, losing six players, all earning 
at least two letters while at NSU. Mitchell reached a 
career plateau, marking his 100th win at NSU earlier in the 
season. 

- Fletcher Jonson 




(Front Row) Jenny Perdomo, Kayce Schultz, Kayla King, Lindy Strahan, Sam Furlow, Lacie Hughes, Erin Burney, Camerron Mason (Second Row) Gabrielle 
Assayag, Hannah Casey, April Madden, Rachel O'Steen, Missy Oakley, Meghan Hunter, Sarah Sadler, Caroline Seago, Rose Lawrence (Third Row) 
Amanda Vines, Bobbie Hayes, Manette Keller, Ashley Millhouse, Chelsea Brozgold. Heather Burt, Rachel Lawrence, Haley Chesher, Chelsey Gibbs, Betsy 
Brown, Maddy Hall, Christian Marks 



138 d Soccer 






photo by Lauren Rachal 




(Top Left) Midfielder Rachel O'Steen, 
freshman journalism major, attacks an 
opponent. O'Steen would go on to 
earn AIISLC post season honors. 

(Top Right) Forward Maddy Hall, junior 
health and exercise science major, 
crosses the ball in front of the Lamar's 
defensive goal. NSU won the game 6-0 
with forward Kayce Shultz, junior business 
major, netting 4 goals. 

(Middle) Captain Gabrielle Assayag, 
senior education major, serves the ball 
to a teammate. Assayag was one of six 
seniors to lead the Lady Demons through 
the most successful season at home 
(5-1-2) since their freshman season's 
perfect record. 

(Bottom) The starting line-up for the 
Lady Demons gets ready for the start 
of a game. The team went on to finish 
the SLC regular season 4-4-1 earning 
them the sixth and final spot in the SLC 
tournament. 



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139 




(According to Roster) Robert Weeks, Gary Riggs, Jeremy Jefferson. Kevin Perry, Dedrin Seastrunk, William Griffin, John Hundley, Alex Williams, Drew 
Branch, Lance Lacoste, Cashas Pollard. Kasey Brown, Adam Fayard, Carson Martinez, Kenneth Charles, Calvin Stoker III, Dudley Guice Jr., Patrick Earl, 
Justin Perry, Byron Lawrence, James Swanson, Jeremy Lane, Wesley Eckles, Phil LeBlanc, Justin Aldredge, Taylor McElwee, Colby Arceneaux, Sterling 
Endsley, Xavier Lee, Derek Rose, Patrick Chitman, Dante Austin, Ben Landry, Quinten Goodie, Bradley Russo, Rogers Locke, Lamont Simmons, Matt Currie, 
Conner Mullins, Bryan Munch, Blake Delcambre, William Davis, Nic Russo, Scott Wattigny, Isaiah Greenhouse, Mack Dampier, Wade Williams, Xavier 
Youman, Jace Prescott, Scott Pierce, Jeff Bordelon, Marcus Washington, Morgan Redmon, Bryan Ross, Tim Henderson, Leon Glover, Ben Schwantes, 
David Wheatley, Jesse Hernandez, Kendall Rodrique, Jared Reed, Zachary Case, Michael Booker, Charles McDaniel, Jimmy McKee, Mario Wiley, Chad 
Bell, Adam Varnado, Jasper Edwards, Gordon Freeman, Spencer Harrell, Darius Duffy, David Larsen, Albert Smith, Ricky Issac, Damarion Ates, Josh 
Daniels, Eric Pease. Trey Cooley, Marshall Harris, Ledell Love, Dennis Clark, Chaz Augustine, Patrick Bonenberger, Brashard Booker, Germayne Edmond, 
Yaser Elqutub, Deston Jackson, Brock Landry, Caleb Lonsberry, Bradford Matthews, Cory Ragas, Calvin Smith, Deondre Smith, Stephen Stamey, Reginald 
Turner, Neil Walker, Darius Williams and Chris Willis 




(Above Right) Football players 
celebrate after successfully 
defending the largest sports 
trophy in the world against rival 
Stephen F Austin. The Chief, 
weighing in at 76" and 320 lbs,, 
has called Natchitoches home for 
four years out of the last five. 

(Bottom Left) Quarterback Drew 
Branch, senior exercise science 
major, lines up for an offensive 
attack. Branch led the Demons 
to victory over the Nicholls State 
Colonels. 

(Bottom Right) The Demon's 
offensive line gets ready to 
protect their quarterback from 
Nicholls State University The 
Demons won the game 36-28. 



140 n 



Football 



Back tcy Baimeu 

purple swarm leads the way 



2008 Demon fans got a glimpse of the NSU 
football's former greatness when the Demons finished tied 
for second place in the Southland Conference. 

The season kicked off with a huge win over the 
Texas A&M-Commerce Lions, 30-14. The win continued 
NSU's streak of 26 consecutive victories over Division II 
opponents. 

Then the team traveled to Waco, Texas, to face- 
off against the Football Bowl Subdivision Baylor Bears. The 
Bears won 51-6. The Demon offense managed only 200 
total yards of offense for the game. 

After a huge loss to the Bears, Mother Nature 
decided not to be kind to NSU either. Hurricane Gustav 
engulfed Natchitoches and forced the game between 
NSU and Grambling State to be moved from Saturday 
to Sunday In spite of the setback on the field a week 
earlier and the delays from Mother Nature, the Demons 
defeated the Tigers, 31-19. 

"We made big play after big play on defense and 
then put together two awesome drives to end the gamer 
former Head Coach Scott Stoker said. "Our team showed 
a lot of guts to pull that one out, especially going 99 
yards against a talented Grambling defense on the heels 
of an awesome goal line stand." 

Riding high on the emotions after the GSU game 
the Demons played host to Cal Poly. The Mustangs, at the 
time ranked 13' n in the nation, overpowered NSU, 52-18. 

Showing its resilience after such a huge loss, 
the Demons posted a huge victory of its own over the 
Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm, 63-12. 
Senior defensive back Justin Perry education major, 
returned the opening kickoff 95 yards to put the Demons 
up 7-0 in the first minute of the game. This win extended 
NSU's streak of victories over Division II opponents to 27 
straight games. 

The Demons opened Southland Conference play 
at home hosting the Nicholis State Colonels. The Colonels 
team defeated the Demons last year 58-0. This year, 
however, was a completely different story. Thanks in part 
to senior running back Byron Lawrence, education major, 
who had 191 yards on the ground, the Demons were able 
to avenge last season's loss and start conference out on 
the right foot with a 36-28 victory over the other NSU. 

Battling injuries at the quarterback position, 
NSU traveled down to Hammond, La., to face the 
Southeastern Louisiana Lions. On paper it would seem that 
the Demons had won the game by a large margin, but 
four turnovers by the NSU offense made the scoreboard 
prove otherwise, with the Lions winning 26-21. 

With its conference record now at one and 
one, the Demons looked to get back to the home 
cooking of Turpin Stadium as they played host to the 
Sam Houston Bearkats. The Demons made the Bearkats 



trip to Natchitoches one they would hope to forget, by 
defeating them 24-16. 

With a chance to be tied for first place in the 
Southland Conference, the Demons traveled to San 
Marcos, Texas, to take on the Texas State Bobcats. With 
a good second half performance by the offense, the 
Demons were able to pull out the victory in overtime, 34- 
31, 

In a tie for first place in the SLC, the Demons faced 
the then ranked 16 Central Arkansas Bears. The Bears had 
no mercy for the Demons by winning 42-6. The only high 
note in the game for the Demons was when senior kicker 
Robert Weeks, journalism major, broke the all-time school 
record for most field goals made in a career. 

Looking to bounce back after a horrendous loss 
to the Bears, the Demons looked to cement themselves 
in the hunt for the playoffs. All that was needed to do so 
was a victory over rival McNeese State. The Cowboys, 
however, made sure NSU was not cementing itself 
anywhere with a 24-1 7 victory 

"This team deserved to have a winning record and 
a winning conference record:' Stoker said to NSUDemons. 
com. "As it turned out, we were one play away from 
playing in the playoffs." 

With slim hopes still left for the playoffs, the 
Demons had only one goal: winning. And win they did. 
NSU, for the second straight year and for four of the past 
five seasons, brought back Chief Caddo, the largest 
trophy in all of college sports, by beating arch-rival 
Stephen F Austin, 34-24. 

With that win the Demons needed a McNeese loss 
to UCA and a Texas State loss to Sam Houston. McNeese 
did its job by losing to UCA, but Texas State was not so 
kind to the Demons by winning in overtime by a field 
goal, leaving the Demons on the outside looking in on the 
playoffs. 

The Demons finished its season with a 7-5 record 
overall and a 43 record in the Southland Conference. 
Kicker Robert Weeks planted himself as one of the 
greatest kickers to grace NSU, by breaking the all-time 
school record for field goals made and most points 
scored. Senior running back Byron Lawrence also finished 
his career in second place on the school's all-time rushing 
mark with 3,316 career rushing yards. 

"It was a great way to end the season. I have to 
credit my teammates;' Weeks said. "I owe my success to 
them." 

Despite the winning season the NSU athletic 
Department decided it was time for a change and did 
not renew coach Scott Stoker's contract for the 2009 
season. Stoker had been head coach at NSU for the past 
seven seasons. 

- Andy Bullard 



Athletics | | 141 




] mon Poutinatim 



the best of 2009 



(Top Right) First Baseman Mike Jaworski, senior 
sports administration masters student, celebrates 
with his teammates after hitting a home run 
Jaworski became part of a selective club when 
he was named to the 2008 ESPN the Magazine 
Academic All-American Team. Jaworki led the 
Demons to a 17-12 Southland Conference record 
Eastern Division and another appearance in the 
SLC Tournament. Jaworski hit 15 home runs and 
stole 13 bases. He was also named Louisville 
Slugger Hitter of the Week after hitting five runs 
in five weeks. 

(Bottom Left) Coach Mitchell receives a soccer ba 
autographed by the 2008 NSU soccer team from 
NSU Athletic Director Greg Burke and Senior Women's 
Administrator Jodie Heinicka in celebration of his 
500th win in nine seasons with the Lady Demons. NSU 
gave Mitchell his 100th win after defeating Southern 
University 10-0 and extended his overall record at NSU 
to 102-78-17 Under his leadership NSU has become 
the only team in Louisiana to compete in the NCAA 
Tournament multiple times, 2000. 2002 and 2005. The 
Lady Demons have also placed more athletes on 
AcademieAII Southland Conference Teams than any 
other school. 

(Bottom Right) Outfielder Cary Bruno, junior business 
administration major, dives for a ball hit into the 
Lady Demon outfield. Bruno was named as the 
Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year. 
While maintaining high standards in the classroom, 
Bruno also acts as president of NSU's Student Athlete 
Advisory Council, a group that focuses on organizing 
community service projects and improving the 
overall college experience of Demon and Lady 
Demon athletes. She was also awarded the SLC 
Steve McCarty Citizenship Award for her work in the 
community. On the field, Bruno led her team with a 
.302 batting average and a place on the AIISLC third 
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(Above Right) Kicker Robert 
Weeks, senior journalism major, 
winds up for an extra point. 
Weeks cemented his place in 
the NSU record books when 
he broke school records for 
the most field goals made in 
a career, 42, most consecu- 
tive extra points, 10, and most 
points scored, 223 

(Left) The Men's Cross Country 
Team recorded the program's 
first-ever team win. Chris 
Pearson, senior business major, 
ran the eight kilometer men's 
course in 27:29 earning him first 
place overall, and freshman 
teammate Tim Collins took 2nd 
with a time of 28:21. "It was 
really a confidence booster 
for them'; Head Coach Haley 
Blount said 



Athletics 



143 




Lvfcty SbVdU 

one game at a time 

The battle cry, "Go purple! Go white! Fight Demons, 
Fight!" amplified by megaphones can be heard booming 
from NSU Cheerleaders at each athletic event. 

NSU's co-ed spirit group, made up of eight females 
and five males, appears at athletic events, alumni 
functions, all home football games, basketball games 
and selected away games. 

"Our most memorable moments are road trips and 
watching each other attain personal goals!' Captain Amy 
Dodson said. "My favorite things to do on road trips are 
to play games with the walkie-talkies." 

Almost as old as the university itself, this spirited group 
has supported NSU since the dawn of the first football 
team. Through the teams' wins and losses, the NSU 
cheerleaders, with Vic the Demon, are there to cheer 
them on. 

"We have attended every football game this 
year and will attend every home basketball game and 
select away games to keep the players motivated;' 
Steven Woods , cheer coach and facility coordinator of 
the Wellness Recreation & Activity Center, said. "There 
is no off season for these athletes; these students work 
throughout the summer and both semesters," 

The team holds general workouts twice a week 
and official practice three days a week. They also attend 
cheer camps almost every summer to learn new ways to 
keep school spirit high, motivate the Demon teams to 
keep fighting hard and entertain the NSU crowd. 

Staying busy is a must for this squad. They are 
always attending and making appearances at everything 
possible in the summer in hopes of encouraging new 
students to attend NSU. 

Along with the Office of University Recruiting, the 
NSU cheerleaders host cheer camps all summer long for 
cheer squads from across the United States. 

The purple and white spirit will never die as long as 
NSU has its cheerleading squad to keep them uplifted. 



Tori Ladd 



144 | | Cheerleaders/Pom Line 



Fo*t Ht& Lotft ofDcwce, 

just the right mix 

Shimmering and shining in purple and white, the 
Purple Pizzazz Pom Pon Line never ceases to amaze the 
Demon crowd with their groovin' moves. 

The Purple Pizzazz Pom Pon Line is NSU's official 
spirit group. What makes them special are their moves. 
The 21-member squad fuses both cheer and dance 
routines to raise school spirit at football and basketball 
games. 

The Pom Pon line works out in the Health and 
Human Performance Building's dance studio for two hours 
a day four days a week. Like all athletes, the Pom Pon line 
must practice hard to keep its moves sharp and precise. 

"Our main focus is pom dance, but we add hip 
hop to our routines to give them a twist!' Captain Nicole 
Duzat, sophomore biology major, said. 

Along with attending home basketball games, the 
Purple Pizzazz also serves as the hostess group for the NSU 
Office of Admissions and Recruiting. Their duties include 
marching in parades and making guest appearances at 
various events. 

"I love the games, it's really great to be close 
to the team and almost in the action!' Duzat said. "But 
I really love doing Christmas Fest. It's different from any 
other parade and so many people attend, and it is a 
great atmosphere." 

NSU Central Louisiana Recruiter Natalie Laurence 
is experiencing her first year as Pom Pon Line director. 

"I love all genres of dance, and so I am excited 
that I can share my knowledge of dance and leadership 
with the girls!' Laurence said. "I look forward to working 
with each and every one of them in the future." 

The girls all agreed that pom pon line made it 
possible for their group to come together and bond over 
their mutual love of dance. 

- Tori Ladd 



VI ' 





(Front Row) Jasmine Charles, Valarie Giroir (Back Row) Donovan 
Glover, Brittany Root, Stacey Ledoux, Chloee Christensen 




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Forming bonds through dance 



With a combination ot dance, music and passion, 
the Dazzlers provide a sisterhood bond no sorority could 
imagine. 

As the official jazz dance line and auxiliary unit 
to the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, the Demon 
Dazzlers, composed of six freshman, do more than dance 
and raise the spirit of NSU fans; they form friendships as 
tight as sisters. 

"Practices are where we make all of our inside 
jokes!' Stacey Ledoux, freshman theatre major, said. 

Having practice every day for at least an hour can 
be intense, but the girls' different personalities made the 
practices full of laughter, chatting and fun. By watching a 
practice, a person can see how the squad, including the 
advisor, has a relationship as close as any family. 

Although the dances can look simple and easy, 
they are not. For the Dazzlers to perform dances eight 
minutes long with turning and leaping involved, they need 
endurance, muscular strength, flexibility and balance. 

The Dazzlers perform these strenuous dances 
during football and basketball half times, the Christmas 
Gala, pep-rallies and various competitions around the 
state. 

Along with practices and performances, the 
girls also have academic responsibilities as students and 
scholarship recipients. As a Dazzler, each girl is responsible 
to keep a 3.0 GPA and attend special dance class 
requirements, along with regular Dazzler duties, to earn 
her $500 scholarship. 

Despite the demanding schedule, the Dazzlers 
were able to balance dance and classes. 

"Because I love dance so much, there was no 
way I could give it up just because I was busy with school;' 
Valarie Giroir, freshman psychology major, said. "I just 
eliminated things that were not important, so I could 
spend more time studying outside of dance." 

-Taylor Graves 




146 | | Demon Dazzlers/Colorguard 




TvuOtltb' tU 6eat 



balancing the heat 



They are seen at every NSU football game 
waving brightly colored flags and executing tightly- 
choreographed moves while the Spirit of Northwestern 
Demon Marching Band blasts out bombastic tunes for the 
crowd. 

The 40-member NSU Demon Heat Colorguard has 
been around since the early "80's and has become an 
integral part of half-time performances. 

"Being in the colorguard takes a lot of dedication!' 
Kevin Richardson, associate director of bands, said. "It is 
the most visual aspect of the band." 

Richardson said high school colorguard experience 
is crucial, and those lacking a musical background would 
have difficulty learning routines. 

Members must also maintain a 2.0 GPA. 

Colorguard auditions include a review of different 
line techniques and a short routine to learn and perform. 

For Blair Pickett, sophomore general studies major 
and two-year colorguard member, the audition process 
was a little nerve wracking. 

"I wasn't used to the style they use here:' she said. 
"So it was a little scary!' 

Pickett also said being a colorguard member and 
student can be a draining. 

"The hardest part is staying focused with school 
and everything going on; she said. "It's difficult to 
balance." 



Tina Howes, freshman criminal justice major, 
said being part of a team and working as a unit during 
performances can be hard. Although being a line 
member can be difficult, both Howes and Pickett think the 
good outweighs the bad. 

"(The best part) is learning new stuff. It's a fun 
experience!' Pickett said. 

For Howes, performing makes it worthwhile. 

"The best part is twirling on the field at football 
games!' she said. 

Colorguard activities extend beyond football 
games. For the past two years the Demon Heat has 
participated in the winter guard, an indoor color guard 
event held in January. The group has competed in about 
five or six competitions and has placed second in a few. 
Richardson thinks, with more experience, the group can 
garner a first-place win. 

On Drum and Colorguard Day. held in early 
September, high school color guard members are invited 
to rehearse routines and perform at a football game. 

"That's a big recruiting day for us!' Richardson said. 

These new recruits will hopefully keep the fire The 
Demon Heat Colorguard has started burning for a long 
time to come. 

-Kevin Clarkston 



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147 




loaned Ca/teu t&A Ea/o 

travelers of time and space 



Before classes, in the heat of the summer, the 
Spirit of Northwestern can be heard across campus with 
trumpets blaring, sousaphones pumped and woodwinds 
warming up their fingers for the endless runs. 

SON is composed of about 290 members including 
the wind section, the drumline, the colorguard, the 
dazzlers and the twirlers. 

But, without the efforts of Bill Brent, director of 
bands, SON would not be the band it is today, Kevin 
Richardson, associate director of bands, said. 

When Brent arrived, there were only 35 members 
in the band, but now, 25 years later, it is the best school 
band in the land, Richardson said. 

The music department constantly planned 
a semester ahead, and in order to avoid stock 
arrangements, Richardson wrote both the music 
arrangements and the drills. 

"I know what our strengths are!' he said. "Designing 
shows involves a healthy balance of interest and music 
education, and the students learn what they need." 

The band performed three shows; John Williams, 
Led Zeppelin and a Latin show. 

Each music arrangement and drill brought 
different difficulties with it. The John Williams show was the 
hardest to write, but provided many different visuals such 
as a shark and space ship set, Richardson said. 

Musically, the Led Zeppelin show was the most 
difficult to arrange because of the simple harmonies and 
chord progression in rock and roll. It also was difficult to 
make the music engaging without the vocals, but there 
was little drill to write, Richardson said. 

The show featured two staff members: Dr. Paul 
Forsyth, assistant professor, on saxophone and Dr. Andrej 



Kurti, assistant professor, on electric violin, 

"I want the crowd to stay glued to their seats and 
then come to their feet at the end of the show — that's 
what the Zeppelin show did;' Richardson said. 

The Led Zeppelin show proved to be a crowd 
favorite this year. After a flurry of phone calls and e-mails 
from season ticket holders and vice presidents, the SON 
brought it back for the last game of the season, 

"The music was a lot of fun, and I have never seen 
the crowd, on the home or student side, react the way 
they did to that show!' drum major Charlie Potts, junior 
nursing major said. "It was very exhilarating to hear the 
crowd behind us yelling and cheering the band on." 

In addition to learning three shows, the SON 
faced the wrath of two hurricanes, Gustav and Ike, in two 
weeks. 

"We missed school and practices!' drum major 
Cameron Mayfield, junior music education major, said. 
"For the Zeppelin show, we didn't do the drill and didn't 
have time to learn the next." 

Despite this, SON had a successful semester, and 
Potts said he hopes the students, faculty and alumni see 
SON for what they really are, "The Best Sounding Band in 
the Land." 

Richardson hopes to help the students be better 
than simply today's expectations, in everything they do. 

"No one is going to remember Led Zeppelin!' he 
said. "But they will remember the members of the Spirit 
of Northwestern went on to graduate and become role 
models in their community and become good husbands, 
wives and parents." 

- Bethany Frank 



148 | | Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band 




Athletics |""| 




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tapping off to something better 



While some desire to march to the beat of a 
different drum, the Spirit of Northwestern marches with 
ease when the NSU drumline sets the pace. 

The drumline is composed of the battery and 
the front ensemble. The battery is a collection of drums: 
tenors, basses and snares, and cymbals, while the front 
ensemble is a collection of auxiliary percussion including, 
but not limited to, marimbas, vibraphones, bells, chimes, 
timpani and ride cymbals. 

"It's an incredible feeling when you get 40 people 
playing the same exact thing at the same exact time 
and everything just clicks;' Brendon Mizener, senior music 
education major, said. 

The drumline practices two hours a day, perfecting 
their skills through rehearsals, warm ups, stand stills, 
marching and sectionals. 

"With each practice we get a little better and a 
little cleaner;' Matt Reilly senior music education major, 
said. "(We want) to have a show that shows how much 
we prepared. (I want to] be better than when I got here 
and not settle." 



Each member of the drumline earned a 
performance scholarship and joined the band at all 
performances. 

"Not often are you allowed to hit things and get 
paid to do so;' Reilly said. 

The drumline acts as a metronome for the SON, 
so it is crucial they are able to work together as a team. 
Because of this, the drumline forms a bond unlike any 
other section in the band, When one member needs 
something, they all go running to his side. 

"When you spend that much time together, 
they become your family Alan Brawdy, music graduate 
student, said. 

"The NSU drumline is an amazing group of people 
who work hard together to help the band keep tempo 
and provide a fundamental backbone of support;' Giquan 
Garrett, senior music education major, said. "They are a 
respected group of individuals who take pride in what 
they do." 

-Bethany Frank 




150 | | Drumline/Vic 



Vic struggles to survive 



For years, Vic the Demon has been a standby at 
sporting events, the fiery little fiend cheering on athletes 
and supporting the university This year, however, Vic's 
presence is missed at our games. What happened to Vic? 

As it turned out, only two students auditioned for 
the role. Matt Koon, the previous semester's Vic, won the 
audition, but an internship took him away from campus. 

According to director of cheerleading Steven 
Wood, no one else stepped forward to don the costume. 

"We just haven't had anyone interested!' Wood 
said. 

Even with the low number of applicants, becoming 
Vic is not easy. There is a lot to being the Demon. 

"It takes determination. It's more than just being at 
the game. You have to stay in shape. You have to learn 
(Vic's) walk, it's like a 70's era pimp!' Koon said. 

Wood noted that there are plans for Vic's return 
next semester 

"There will be tryouts for any interested students in 
the spring!' Wood said. 

Although he was "born" on November 8, 1922, Vic 
was not officially named until September 22, 1984. The 
Athletic Department held a contest to name the mascot 
known only as the Demon. A weekend at the Louisiana 
State Fair Classic was the prize for giving a moniker to the 
nameless hellion. After over 300 submissions, the winner 
was alum Ray Carney, who named the demon Vic, short 
for Victory. 

-Erick Chelette 




In 1965, Vic was known only as "The 
Demon" 

In 1979, Vic sported massive horns dur- 
ing NSU's 95th anniversary. 

In 1985, Vic finally received his name 
after a campus-wide contest Vic 
became short for Victory 

In 1995, Vic was present around 
campus. He even sang the National 
Anthem with Angela Hennigan before 
a football game 




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1909 



"To paint in hallowed memory the 
scenes of our college days on the 
Hill, to instill a deeper reverence 
for the friendships molded in our 
associations with those who always 
will remain near and dear to us, and 
to bind all connected with our Alma 
Mater in a closer bond of eternal 
love and fellowship these are the 
purposes and aims of this, the 1932 
volume of the Potpourri." 



While beginning their journey at Normal 
State College, students were placed in 
classes where they decided on a class 
motto, song, crest and more. Women 
stayed in one of the six dormitories, 
housing a total of 500 women, while the 
men stayed with private families in town. 







February 4, 1965, 
Northwestern State College 
complied with the court 
order issued by Federal 
Judge Gordon West in 
Baton Rouge to integrate 
the campus. That Friday six 
black undergraduates and 
one black graduate student 
began their first semester at 
Northwestern. 




"We must not only strive for excellence; 
we must achieve it with integrity. The 
process of achievement must be one 
that we can take pride in. it must be 
able to withstand the most minute 
scrutiny and emerge as being ethically 
and morally sound and without the 
slightest blemish of suspicion. As we 
achieve our goals, we and others must 
be able to take pride not only in our 
excellence, but also in the process of its 
attainment." 



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Joyce Aaron 

Sarah Abbott 

Robert Abernathy 

Jarrod Abraham 

Mary Ackel 

Jacob Adams 

Joshua Adams 

Maghan Adams 

Meagan Adams 

Paul Adams 

Ryan Adams 

Dustin Adcock 

Shardai Adesola 

Marcia Alcantara 

Cristina Alexander 

Shanice Alfred 

Patricia Allen 

Stephanie Allen 

Sylvia Allen 

Timothy Allen 

John Alley 

Elisabeth Allison 

Hollie Alverez 

Camelia Ambeau 

Kristie Ambrose 

Sarah Ancelet 

Bailey Anderson 

Carrie Anderson 

Ebone Anderson 

Jerecus Anderson 

Julia Anderson 

Julian Anderson 

Tatyana Anderson 

Zachary Anderson 

Alix Andres 

Sara Andrews 



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Courtnee Anthony 
Dameisha Anthony 
Danielle Antoon 
Linda Aquilar 
Gabrielle Arkansas 
Jason Armelin 

Randolph Armelin 
Elizabeth Armond 
Esmeralda Armstead 
Nathan Arnold 
Zachary Arrington 
Anne Ashfield 

Jessica Ashworth 
Gabrielle Assayag 
Harmony Ates 
Tarlishia Atkins 
Tiffany Aton 
James Atteberry 

Carlee Attenberry 
Christina Atteridge 
Megan Atwood 
Alacia Augustine 
Darrell Augustine 
Rachal Austin 

Megan Authement 
Justin Aymond 
Tonya Ayres 
Chelsea Babers 
Michael Babineaux 
Samantha Backam 

Sam Bacon 
Denzel Badgett 
Anne Baham 
Geoffery Bailey 
Tyler Baisley 
Jessica Baker 

Olivia Baldwin 
Carl Bales 
Brittney Ball 
Larry Ballard 
Toria Banks 
Julien Banta 

Susan Barden 
Sherrod Bardin 
Sylvia Bardin 
Paula Barker 
Paula Barker 
Cedric Barnes 

People 



Dean Barnes 

Haven Barnes 

Kenneth Barnes 

Amy Barnhill 

Robin Barr 

Brooke Bartholomew 

Alyssa Bartlett 

Zachary Bartley 

Jennifer Barton 

Ronald Barton 

Wendy Barton 

Cassandra Basco 

Charlie Bass 

Jasmine Bass 

Travis Batiste 

Andrew Battistelli 

Nicole Bayles 

Korey Bayonne 

McKina Bazile 

Dejandra Beal 

Jaleesa Bean 

Christie Bearden 

William Bearden 

Bryan Beasley 

Brandy Beaubouef 

Brandy Beavers 

Douglas Beavers 

Ashley Beck 

Meredith Beckendorf 

Gloria Beebe 

Michael Belew 

Robert Belew 

Chad Bell 

Japonika Bell 

Tiffany Bell 

Chad Bell 

Susannah Bellon 
Paris Benjamin 
Victor Bennett 

William Bennett 

Jessica Benoit 

Kasey Benoit 

Phillip Benson 

Robert Benson 

Christian Bentley 

Nikki Benton 

Bethany Bergeron 

Cain Oscar Bergeron 

156 □ NSU Students 





Carolyn Bernard 
Jody Bernard 
Matthew Bernard 
Wanda Berrios 
Airon Berry 
Megan Berthelot 

Kathleen Berzas 
Lance Bethard 
Erika Bettevy 
Andrew Bezik 

Tory Bias 
Justin Bilbo 

Jesse Billiot 
Kelvin Binns 
Katie Birdwell 
Kristopher Birl 
John Bizette 
Jessica Black 

Taderia Blackman 
Cedric Blackshire 
Jennifer Blake 
Joan Blake 
Kevin Blake 
Lauren Blanchard 

Demarius Blaze 
Bianca Bledsoe 
Mark Bloodworth 
Christopher Bloom 
Robert Bloxom 
Anthony Boddie 

Heath Boddie 
Cecile Bodet 
Morgan Boecker 
Henry Bohn 
Merrell Bolden 
Rashad Bolds 

Braydon Bolton 
Thomas Bolton 
Geoffery Bond 
Patrick Bonenberger 
Paul Bonial 
Jasmine Bonner 

Rebecca Bonnet 
Meagan Book 
Brashard Booker 
Katy Books 
Brandon Boone 
Jessica Boone 

People n 157 



Peyton Boozer 

Naumy Bor 

Andrew Bordelon 

Jeffery Bordelon 

Judy Borden 

Holly Borne 

Stephen Borne 

Starleana Boston 

David Boudreaux 

Delacy Boudreaux 

Sarah Boudreaux 

Christopher Bouie 

Kevin Bourg 

Janell Bourgeois 

Megan Bourgeois 

Sasha Bourgeois 

Cody Bourque 

Markenia Boutte 

Kathryn Boyd 

Roxanne Boyd 

Joseph Boydstun 

Casey Bozenski 

Hope Braden 

Leslie Bradford 

Tiffany Bradford 

Laura Bradshaw 

Joi Brandon 

Norman Brandon 

Whitney Brandon 

Chantel Bratton 

Travis Braud 

Travis Brazil 

Alyson Breaux 

Ryan Breaux 
Allison Brewer 

Eric Brewton 

Kristin Brewton 

David Bridges 

James Brion 

Daniel Brister 

Kimberly Brister 

Bryan Britnell 

Mariana Brittain 

Beverly Broadway 

Casey Broadway 

Sarah Broadway 

Genny Broggi 

Kelly Brooke 

158 Q NSU Students 





Aramie Brooks 
Eric Brooks 
Keven Brooks 
Lacreasha Brooks 
Lakeshia Brooks 
Patrick Brooks 

Rayce Brossette 
Tiffany Brossette 
Ariel Broussard 
Shaquille Broussard 
Christopher Brown 
Crystal Brown 

Dedra Brown 
Dwana Brown 
Florence Brown 
Garrett Brown 
Holly Brown 
Jiame Brown 

Kacy Brown 
Kerrisha Brown 
Khristoffer Brown 
Leland Brown 
Lome Brown 
Nathaniel Brown 

Rebecca Brown 
Renae Brown 
Robert Brown 
Rose Brown 
Shalecia Brown 
Taylor Brown 

Terence Brown 
Victoria Brown 
Lindsay Browning 
Jesse Bruce 
Kevin Bruce 
Laura Bruce 

Brantly Brumfield 
Beverly Brumley 
Jessica Brumley 
Brandi Brunet 
Erin Bruney 
Cary Bruno 

Victoria Brunston 
Jennelle Bryan 
Stephen Bryan 
Ashley Bryant 
Isaac Bryant 
Kayla Bryant 

People | 159 



Cecil Bryd 

Jordan Buisson 

Nicole Bullard 

Robert Bullard 

Robert Burgess 

Reagan Burke 

Jeangelis Burnette 

Austin Burns 

Michaela Burns 

Kandrea Burton 

Gabrielle Bush 

Jennifer Butcher 

John Butler 

Ladarrellini Butler 

Va'Vay Butler 

Rutilio Caballero 

Destin Cacioppo 

Amanda Cader 

Sarah Caffey 

Kathleen Cagle 

Patrice Cahee 

Rachel Cain 

Ebony Caldwell 

Paige Caldwell 

Melise Calhoun 

Audra Callender 

Steven Cambron 

Edgar Campa 

Doyle Campbell 

Lacey Campbell 

Meagan Candiotto 

Margaret Canerday 

Timothy Cantrelle 

Jorge Cantu 

Ambernette Capers 

Courtney Caranahan 

Victoria Cararas 

Christopher Carey 

De'Marcus Carlin 

Kayla Carlone 

Dean Carlton 

Jarred Carlton 

Gary Carmouche 

Abigail Carnline 

Courtney Carr 

Keva Carr 

Nicolas Carr 

Crissy Carrier 

160 [] NSU Students 








Victoria Carrillo 
James Carson 
Martinez Carson 
Jamie Carteer 
Amber Carter 
Stephen Casanave 

Zachary Case 
Hannah Casey 
Jacob Castell 
Andrea Castille 
Ethan Catlin 
Katherine Celmer 

Camille Cenales 
Corey Chacere 
Monique Chachere 
Haley Chambliss 
Clarence Chandler 
Teandra Chandler 

Desiree Charier 
Lashea Charleville 
Mark Chasteen 
Brandon Chatman 
Erick Chelette 
Diedre Chevalier 

Olympia Childress 
Savannah Cholvitea 
Elizabeth Christianson 
Paul Christopher 
Joshua Citizen 
Hannah Clarius 

Lisa Clarius 
Benjamin Clark 
Chrystal Clark 
Dennis Clark 
Ebonye Clark 
Kaycie Clark 

Kevin Clarkson 
Derek Clavier 
James Cleveland 
Robin Cleveland 
Jarrod Coates 
Justin Cobb 

Josh Coen 
Arsenio Cofield 
David Cohenour 
Lela Coker 
Raderrius Colbert 
Cameron Cole 

People | | 161 



Darrell Coleman 

Latonya Coleman 

Renese Coleman 

Tamekia Coleman 

Kirsten Colflesh 

Jennifer Colins 

Christopher Collins 

Erica Collins 

Pamela Collins 

Tamara Collins 

Tanya Collins 

Timothy Collins 

Tracena Collongues 

Stephaine Colunga 

Danielle Conde 

Holly Conlin 

Randa Connor 

Ashley Constance 

Alicia Cook 

Brittney Cook 

Robin Cookie 

Lara Cooley 

Anthony Cooper 

Jacqueline Cooper 

James Cooper 

Matthew Cooper 

Marissa Copeland 

Nicholas Copeland 

Larsen Cord 

Taylor Corey 

Dylan Corkern 

Johsua Cotten 

Quandras Cotton 

Erin Counts 

Mariah Courville 

Nicholas Courville 

April Coutee 

Summer Coutee 

Dana Cox 

Lisa Cox 

Lauren Cozier 

Katie Craft 

Crystal Craig 

Marcus Craig 

Arielle Craige 

Kevin Cramer 

Amanda Crane 

Ragan Crawford 

162 Q NSU Students 





Shelly Crawford 
Krystle Crayton 
Kalesha Crew 
Victoria Crews 
Kinetta Crisp 
Amanda Crosby 

Kimberly Crosby 
Jarett Crumbley 
Joshua Cruz 
Eddie Culbert 
Megan Cullen 
Kristie Cunningham 

Lawanda Curry 
Jesse Curtis 
Katelyn Dagama-Siva 
Troy Daigle 
Aryssa Dailey 
Kristen Daisy 

Shelita Dalton 
Jennifer Daniel 
Diane Daniels 
Joshua Daniels 
Justin Daniels 
Mark Daniels 

Molly Danley 
Frankie Daughtery 
Amy Dauphin 
Nicole Dauzat 
Patrick Davenport 
Tamatha Davidson 

Ashleigh Davis 
Chianti Davis 
Christina Davis 
Christine Davis 
Clarence Davis 
Hanna Davis 

Jamie Davis 
Joseph Davis 
Joshua Davis 
Lajasmine Davis 
Megan Davis 
Michael Davis 

Ushicka Davis 
Garrett Day 
Eric Deblanc 
Valerie Degeyter 
Ashley Degray 
Petravicius Deividas 



People Q 163 



James Delacerda 

Danise Delaney 

Francis Delphin 

Lauren Delrie 

Shutaraka Demars 

Shantel Demoucher 

Ola Demus-Jackson 

Louis Dennis 

Jordan Denny 

Benjamin Densmore 

Sarah Derbonne 

Chole' Derouen 

Devin Desadier 

Mark Desmarattes 

Ashley Desselles 

Brad Deville 

Kc-e Deville 

Samantha Dewitt 

Christian Dickerson 

Lauren Dickerson 

Julia Digivanni 

Brad Dison 

Che sc Dobison 

Caleb Dockens 

Jordan Doctor 

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Amy Dodson 

Aaron Doerfler 

Brittany Domangue 

Kyle Domanque 

Khristen Doolan 

David Dorsey 

Christopher Doshier 

Shequita Douglas 

Stacey Douglas 

Sophie Douncet 

Laura Downes 
Ashley Doyle 
Rickey Doyle 
Devon Drake 

Elanor Drobina 
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Andre Dubroc 

Toby Duet 

Phillip Duffy 

John Dugar 

Mario Dumars 

Justin Duncan 




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NSU Students 




Tyler Duncan 
Amanda Duncil 
Ciera Dunn 
James Dunn 
Lashelia Dunn 
Randall Dunn 

Jason Duplantis 
Victor Dupplessis 
Jade Dupre 
Joshua Dupree 
Amanda Dupuy 
Christina Dupuy 

James Durbin 
Joshua Durrett 
Cody Duskey 
Tennie Dwight 
Meagan Dykes 
Robinson Dywaine 

Labria Earls 
Patrick Eason 
Jordan Eastridge 
Tyler Eaves 

Michael Ebarb Combs 
Charles Ebarb 

Ethan Eddington 
Evan Eddington 
Bryan Edens 
Andrew Edgar 
Melvin Edgar 
Paislee Edgerson 

Ryan Edward 
Alethea Edwards 
Alford Edwards 
Jarvis Edwards 
Jasper Edwards 
Jessica Edwards 

Kedra Edwards 
Megan Edwards 
Rebecca Edwards 
Nickolas Efontenot 
Nicole Elb 
Amy Ellender 

Brian Ellis 
Sheperd Ellis 
Jamie Lee Emery 
Tyrone Emery 
Krysta Engel 
Elizabeth Englesman 

People | 



Matthew English 

Lori Engolia 

John Ennis 

Lacie Epperson 

Stephen Erath 

Vanner Erikson 

Michael Ervin 

Myia Erwin 

Mary Escott 

Emily Essmeier 

Jeffery Etheridge 

Brittanaye Ethridge 

Amber Evans 

Laquanna Evans 

Quaneshia Evans 

Trevor Evans 

Rachel Fabre 

Joshua Fage I 

Amy Fain 

Jessica Fain 

James Faircloth 

Isaac Fairley 

Carrie Falke 

Jinard Falls 

Allison Feaster 

Crystal Federicks 

Erica Feierabend 

Alexander Ferguson 

Britney Ferguson 

Brittany Ferguson 

Jamar Ferguson 

Susan Ferrant 

Anisha Fields 

Jeremy Figaro 

Stacey Fillingim 
Kayla Fincher 

Rachael Finders 

Andrea Finimore 

Rae Firmin 

Clay Fitzgerald 

Julie Fletcher 

Samantha Flowers 

Sarah Flowers 

Hannah Floyd 

Jamarkus Fobbs 

Jessica Fobbs 

Comfort Folarin 

Brittany Foley-Danek 

166 □ NSU Students 





April Fontenot 
Erin Fontenot 
Kelli Fontenot 
Megan Fontenot 
Tana Ford 
Anna Forest 

Kiara Fortune 
Matthew Foshee 
Tiffany Foshee 
Brian Foster 
Christopher Foster 
Lucia Foster 

Matthew Foster 
Sparkles Foulcard 
Heidi Fowler 
Matthew Fowler 
Stanisha Fowler 
Amy Fox 

Jessica Foy 
Chevelle Francis 
Bethany Frank 
Kelsey Frank 
Jasmine Franklin 
Kyron Franklin 

Krystie Frazier 
Patrick Frazier 
Wendy Frazier 
Emily Frederick 
Amanda Freeman 
Gordon Freeman 

Randy Freeman 
Shamela Freeman 
Jamaecia French 
Kyle Froeba 
Trenise Fulford 
Dewaskie Fuller 

Edward Fuller 
Jacob Funderburk 
Jessica Gajeski 
Ann Gallaspy 
Lauren Gallien 
Rose Gallion 

Sarah Gallo 
Megan Galloway 
Brandon Gamble 
Donna Gandy 
Letanya Gardner 
Morgan Garner 



People Q 167 



Giquan Garrett 

Jaleesa Garth 

Nelisha Garza 

Garielle Gash 

Dustin Gaspard 

Timothy Gattie 

Owen Gauthier 

Yoshika Gauthier 

Kenny Gee 

Trevor Geist 

Leigh Gentry Guidry 

Danisa George 

Jordan George 

Kristi George 

Ryan George 

Trinity George 

Michael Germain 

Jennifer Gernand 

Jessica Ghrigsby 

Jabari Gibson 

Megan Gibson J 

Ashley Giddings 

Nancy Giffin 

Breleisha Gilbert 

Chelsea Giles 

Joseph Gipson 

Kentavius Gipson 

Megan Girod 

Akilah Givens 

Justin Givens 

Lakira Gladney 

Brittany Glennon 

Stephanie Goforth 

Ashley Goleman 

Ronald Golleher 

Jose Gonzalez 

Hannah Goodfellow 

Heather Goodwin 

Jennifer Gordon 

Brandy Gorham 

Terrell Gorham 

Carmen Gorum 

Marlowe Graves 

Tremaine Graves 

Jannah Gray 

Shamarcus Gray 

Alexis Green 

Charles Green 




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Dillion Green 
Krista Green 
Lacy Green 
Lanetta Green 
Lyndezee Greene 
Amber Greenhouse 

Brandon Gregory 
Perry Gregory 
Bryon Gresham 
Tirica Griffin 
Derek Griffon 
Kelee Grimes 

Emily Grimmett 
Murray Gros 
Robert Gross 
Dudley Guice 
Jazzmen Guice 
Nicholas Guidroz 

Alison Guidry 
Erianne Guidry 
Eric Guidry 
Manssa Guidry 
Whitney Guidry 
Brittney Guilbeaux 

Adam Guillory 
Dewon Guillory 
Erica Guillory 
Kaitlin Guillory 
Laurm Guillot 
William Guillot 

Caitlin Gum 
Gabnela Guiterrez 
Brett Guse 
Jennifer Guthrie 
Jeremy Guy 
Brigette Guzzardi 

Machael Habig 
Mary Habig 
David Haeuser 
Keonta Hair 
Dominick Hall 
Gregory Hall 

Melissa Hall 
Roger Hall 
Shavon Hall 
Tiffany Hall 
Zach Hall 
Catherine Halverson 



People []| 169 



Jorgia Hamel 
Chassity Hamilton 
Chelsey Hamilton 

Joe Hamilton 

Markita Hamilton 

Tanesha Hamilton 

Darnisha Hamm 

Ashley Hammett 

Lynda Hammett 

Randi Hamner 

Amber Hamous 

Albert Hampton 

Arkeia Hampton 

Brittney Hamson 

Michael Hanchey 

Genica Handy 

Randall Hanley 

Lillian Hare 

Nicholas Harrel 

Wesley Harrell 

David Harrelson 

Arlishea Harris 

David Harris 

Jeremy Harris 

Jessica Harris 

Marshall Harris 

Rebecca Harris 

Rhonda Harris 

Devin Harrison 

Dana Hart 

Seth Hart 

Allyce Hartt 

Andy Harvey 

Chase Harvey 

Heather Harvey 

Kayla Harville 

Emily Harwell 

Kurt Hatten 

Zachary Hatten 

O'Steen Hattie 

Janairian Hawkins 

Rosalyn Hawkins 

Victoria Hawkins 

Robin Haydel 

Bobbie Hayes 

Juan Haynie 

Patrick Hayward 

Dana Hazel 

170 □ NSU Students 





Ryan Hazelbaker 
Blake Hazelwood 
Scarlet Hearn 
Kartemus Heary 
Morgan Hebert 
Maria Hegman 

Lenard Heinz 
James Hemphill 
Jeremy Henderson 
Chelsea Hendrix 
Torrey Hendrix 
Stephen Hennigan 

Zechariah Hennigan 
Dezira Henry 
Elexis Henson 
Jobe Hernandez 
Ryan Hernandez 
Tyler Hester 

Windsor Heterwick 
Kenneth Hetoyer 
Derek Hicks 
Eddie Higginbotham 
Haley Higginbotham 
Jordan Higginbotham 

Jonathan Hightower 
Analicia Hill 
Michael Hill 
Ron'Eeka Hill 
Tiffani Hills 
Michael Hilton 

William Hodges 
John Hodnett 
Cynthia Hoffman 
Natalie Hoffman 
Spencer Hogan 
Lamarcus Holden 

Jon Holland 
Hillary Holley 
Jessica Hollier 
Laurie Hollingsworth 
Laquisha Hollinquest 
Geoffrey Hollis 

Alison Holloway 
Sommer Holloway 
David Holmes 
Lindsay Holt 
Charita Hooper 
Jennifer Hooper 

People | 



Lebronte Hoover 

Heather Hopkins 

Colby Hough 

Gillian Hough 

Derrick Houston 

Elisha Houston 

Jamie Houston 

Eric Howard 

Jamaica Howard 

Shanell Howard 

Tina Howes 

Catherine Hoyle 

Betty Hucks 
Jessica Hudspeth 

Ashley Huff 
Christopher Huff 

Lianne Huff 
Stephen Huffman 

Catherine Hughes 

Virginia Hughes 

James Hulbin 

Dexter Humphery 
Ryan Humphrey 

Brooke Humphries 

Misti Humphries 

Maureen Hunt 

Rebecca Hunt 

Sarah Hunt 

Carrneisha Hunter 

Derrick Hunter 

Kakeishia Hunter 

MAndreia Hunter 

Shantell Huricks 

Natasha Hurts 

Melissa Huston 

Lindsay Hutto 

Glenda Hyde 

Sunny Hyde 

Jennifer Hymel 

Trenese Hypolite 

Elisha Ibanga 

Ann Ikerd 

Brittany lies 
Dallas Irvin 

Whitney Irvin 
Ricky Isaac 
JoBeth Istre 

Michael Ivey 




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Tazmin Ivey 
Alanda Jackson 
Deston Jackson 
Douglas Jackson 
Kenneth Jackson 
Latoya Jackson 

Rochel Jackson 
Russell Jackson 
Titania Jackson 
Mykell Jacobs 
Heather Jacobson 
Christopher James 

Sascie James 
Amanda Jameson 
Sundra Jason 
Brittany Jeanice 
Ashley Jefferson 
Jeremy Jefferson 

Anna Jennings 
Austin Jesmore 
Renee Jessup 
Ryan Jester 
Kim Jinks 
Josh Jllivette 

Corwin Joachim 
Aja Johnson 
Amber Johnson 
Andrew Johnson 
Anthony Johnson 
Arshardae Johnson 

Ashley Johnson 
Brandice Johnson 
Brandon Johnson 
Brett Johnson 
Brittaniee Johnson 
Carol Johnson 

Cassidy Johnson 
Christine Johnson 
Deasia Johnson 
Deeisha Johnson 
Erikka Johnson 
Gabrielle Johnson 

Jason Johnson 
Jessica Johnson 
Jonathan Johnson 
Kaitlin Johnson 
Kara Johnson 
Kathryn Johnson 



People Q 173 



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Keisha Johnson 

Kerby Johnson 

Lance Johnson 

Markeisha Johnson 

Natalie Johnson 

Roddrick Johnson 

Rosalyn Johnson 

Sarah Johnson 

Seth Johnson 

Tequila Johnson 

Tiffany Johnson 

Tobin Johnson 

Travious Johnson 

Troyonna Johnson 

Amber Johnston 

Russell Johnston 

Carolyn Jolivette 

Ford Jonathan 

Rougeou Jonathan 

Donald Jones Jr. 

Amanda Jones 

Carey Jones 

Curtessa Jones 

Damon Jones 

Delatris Jones 

Elizabeth Jones 

Ernest Jones 

Gregory Jones 

Hasim Jones 

Jennifer Jones 

Jeremy Jones 

Jermaine Jones 

Karl Jones 

Krystal Jones 

Mallory Jones 

Meagan Jones 

Rebecca Jones 

Remus Jones 

Tiara Jones 

Tonga Jones 

Valarie Jones 

Whitney Jones 

Zechariah Jones 

William Jonson 

John Jordan 

Mary Jordan 

Stephanie Jordan 

Anthony Joseph 

174 Q NSU Students 





Jasmine Joseph 
Martin Joseph 
Onica Joseph 
Joseph Joyner 
Kendall Judy 
Angela Kang 

Melvin Karaski 

Holly Karle 

Tiffany Kawana Waugh 

Anita Kay 

Melanie Kay 

Kennedy Kedrick 

Dominque Keith 
Manette Keller 
Hannah Kelly 
Kim Kemmerly 
Danielle Kenny 
Brian Kerry 

Maranda Kerry 

Lauren Kidd 
Andrea Kile 
Jared Kilpatrick 
Charity King 
Larrie King 

Lenna King 
Smith Kirby 
Henry Kirts 
Tierra Kirts 
Elizabeth Knight 
Ernie Knight 

Jarred Knight 
Christopher Knotts 
Anton Kodochygov 
Amber Korn 
Evan Korn 
Katie Kraemer 

Jana Krajciova 
Landry Kruz 
Jared Kutz 
Jocelyn Kyle 
Jacob Labove 
Mique Lacaze 

Alex Lachney 
Brent Lachney 
Kristal Lachney 
Critesha Lacour 
Michael Lacour 
Tori Ladd 

People Q 175 



Cherrick Ladmircwlt 

Sarah Ladner 

Stephanie Lagrone 

Brandon Lamartiniere 

Trenton Lamartiniere 

Kaitlin Lambert 

Jessalyn Lambright 

Russell Lancaster 

Allison Landry 

Benjamin Landry 

Cole Landry 

Kathrin Lange 

David Larsen 

James Lasyone 

Latoya Latson 

Renaldo Latson 

David Lattin 

Orelia Lawdins 

Chad Lawerence 

Thomas Lawler 

Rachel Lawrence 

Lakesha Lawry 

Ruby Layton 

Brittany Laza 

Matthew Leblanc 

Latinna Ledoux 

Stacey Ledoux 

Amber Lee 

Clayton Lee 

Demond Lee 

Erin Lee 

Sheila Lee 

Taylor Lee 

Ty Lege 

Brandon Legnion 

Justina Lejeune 

Henry Lemar 

Margaret Lemoine 

Jayron Lenoir 

Chemika Leon 

Bowie Lertresha 

Whitney Lester 

Merritt Letroy 

Elizabeth Levasseur 

Courtney Levias 

John Lewis 

Kellie Lewis 

Megan Lewis 




176 □ 



NSU Students 




Schbrett Lewis 
Shadney Lewis 
Dylan Libadisos 
Stephanie Lies 
Joseph Lindsay 
Calton Littleton 

Lyssa Littleton 
Brittany Litton 
Shalyn Livings 
Adam Livingston 
Victor Llanito 
Rechard Llorens 

Stephens Llorens 
Catherine Lobre 
Andrea Lockwood 
Brian Loe 
Gregory Loftin 
Adam Lofton 

Kimberly Loingino 
Bradley Loman 
Megan Long 
Melissa Long 
Nathan Long 
Daniel Longino 

Kakendra Longwood 
Caleb Lonsberry 
Jessica Lopez 
Meghan Lopez 
Brian Lorio 
Malvo Lotoya 

Kyeisha Lott 
Weldon Louis 
Julisa Louper 
Lacy Louviere 
Christopher Love 
Ledell Love 

Rebecca Lowe 
Angel Lucas 
Tara Luck 
Ashley Luckett 
Jimmy Lumives 
Lauren Lupo 

Courtney Luquet 
Janie Luwisch 
Chase Lyles 
Denise Mobile 
Johnson MacHael 
Walker MacHael 



People [] 177 



Derian MacKey 

Christopher Maciel 

April Madden 

Kathryn Magana 

Derek Maggio 

Kimberley Maggio 

Lindsay Maggio 

Felix Mahaffey 

Lynnsey Mahaffey 

Shanice Major 

Haley Malagarie 

Lexy Malbrue 

Patrizia Mangiaracina 
James Manring 

Samantha Manshack 

Melvin Manson 

Brittany Manuel 

Dylan Manuel 

Michelle Manuel 

Stacy Marengo 

Lakeisha Markray 

Chalicia Marks 

Christian Marks 

Delicia Marks 

Casey Marr 

Mallory Marsh 

Allie Martin 

Arthur Martin 

Hannah Martin 

Jeremy Martin 

Katherine Martin 

Savanna Martin 

Tekedra Martin 

Tina Martin 

Amber Martinez 

Christina Martone 

Anthony Mason 

Catherine Mastrosimone 

Lauren Matera 

Amy Mathew 

Alisa Matthews 

Casey Matthews 

Dave Matthews 

Douglas Matthews 

Jacob Matthews 

Katie Matthews 

Quinnin Matthews 

Shecola Matthews 

178 | | NSU Students 



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Tracey Matthews 
Tyler Matthews 
Carly Maurin 
William Maxey 
Kyle May 
Matthew May 

Jame Mayberry 
Emily Mayeux 
Sara Mayeux 
Erin Mayfield 
Erica Mayweather 
Jemartrius Mayweather 

James McAlpin 
Geneva McAuliffe 
Kristina McBride 
Megan McCain 
Rachel McCalister 
Brandon McCauley 

Theresa McCauley 
Cierra McClain 
Shaqueena McClain 
Brooke McCleary 
Chasity McClendon 
Arnaye McClinton 

Morgan McClure 
Michael McConathy 
Breyon McConnell 
Carley McCord 
Kaleigh McCord 
Mary McCowen 

Bradley McCullough 
Lauren McCullough 
Tara McCullough 
Alicia McDaniel 
Chasity McDermott 
Ryan McDonald 

Nicole McDowell 
Meghan McElwee 
Hannah McEvoy 
Hope McFarland 
Laura McFerrin 
Bessie McGiinnis 

Matthew McGlathery 
Sean McGuill 
Jason McHaftey 
Coby McHalek 
James McKee 
Cecelia McKenzie 

People | 



Jason McKinney 

Lekesha McKinney 

Bailey McLain 

Jordan McLamore 

Elizabeth McLellan 

Regan McLellan 

Rebecca McManamy 

Sheena McMellon 

Olivia McMillan 

Matthew McNaughton 

Bethany McNaughtor 

Jackson McNeal 

Jeffery McNear 

Ragan McQueen 

Nathanial McReynolds 

Dawn Meek 

Mathieu Mehl 

Dematrice Melbert 

Jared Melder 

Philip Melder 

Rachelle Menard 

Chasity Menasco 

Gretchen Mendez 

Brittni Mendoza 

Kevin Merkel 

Roquel Merritte 

Jonas Meshell 

Danielle Messer 

Charles Messick 

Allison Methvin 

Daniel Meyer 

Trent Meyers 

Lauren Michel 

Joshua Midkiff 

Amanda Miller 

Andrea Miller 



Dallis Miller 

Jeremy Miller 

Jessica Miller 

John Miller 

Kayla Miller 

Ashley Millhouse 

Angelique Milliken 

Charles Mills 

Ginny Mills 

Kayla Mills 

Wilson Milzokiya 

Mychael Mimes 

180 Q NSU Students 





Jessie Mire 
Chad Mitchell 
Jacob Mitchell 
Linda Mitchell 
Leah Mitchell-Darden 
Carrie Mitts 

Whitney Mixon 
Brendon Mizener 
Maureen Mizener 
Mitch Moehring 
Adris Moffett 
Landell Molette 

Shala Momenpour 
Garrett Monroe 
Gavin Montgomery 
Marquis Montgomery 
Stephanie Montgomery 
Tasha Moody 

Rachel Moon 
Cavante Moore 
Demario Moore 
Garrison Moore 
Jacob Moore 
Jimmy Moore 

Kara Moore 
Metria Moore 
Rebecca Moore 
Stacey Moore 
Stormie Moore 
Anna Morace 

Jessica Moran 
Matthew Moran 
Alexandra Moreland 
Ariane Morgan 
Clarissa Morgan 
Kyle Morgan 

Megan Moriarty 
Steven Morphew 
Crystal Morris 
Jace Morris 
Marcus Morris 
Marissa Morris 

Ma'Ketia Morrison 
Mathew Morrison 
Madeline Morrow 
Leah Moses 
Mamie Moses 
Troy Moses 

People | | 181 



Brittany Mosley 

Morgan Mosley 

Erica Mott 

Grace Moulton 

Daren Mouton 

Kayla Mouton 

Bryan Munch 

Raul Munguia 

Courtney Murphy 

Jeremy Murphy 

Amber Murray 

Jeremy Murray 

Taja Murrell 

Daniel Musick 

Katie Myers 

Katrina Myers 

Thomas Myrick 

Cain Nancie 

Bianca Nanno 

Erica Narcisse 

Jordyn Nauta 

Laura Nealy 

Allyson Neely 

Aaron Nelms 

Lisa Nelms 

Justin Nelson 

Zachery Nelson 

Carrie Nett 

Marine Neveu 

Kyle Newman 

Brandy Newsome 

John Nicholas 

Bridgette Nichols 

Ruth Noel 

Dustin Northcott 

Tyler Northen 

Ashley Norton 

Joseph Norton 

Taylor Norton 

Jenna Nugent 

David Nunnally 

Joshua Nuss 

John Oates 

Joel O'Banion 

Austin O'Brien 

Bolds Octavia 

Jessica Oehler 

Teri Ogorek 

182 [] NSU Students 




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Stephanie Ojeda 
Terry Oliver 
Victoria Oliver 
Terra Olivier 
Cody Olsen 
Robert Oncale 

Erica O'Neal 
Justin O'Neal 
Tiffany O'Neal 
Dennis Onyema 
Brittany Oppenheimer 
Kimberly Orsborn 

Carlos Ortiz 
Mary Osteen 
Laron Otis 
Kelli Otto 
Lonnie Owecki 
Francesco Owens 

Danielle Owers 
Angela Owsusu Duku 
Joshua Owusu Duku 
Kayla Pacheco 
Angie Padilla 
Leah Pagels 

Cortez Paige 
Caitlin Palmer 
Ryan Pang 
Thelma Pania 
Casey Pardue 
Brittany Parker 

Desire'E Parker 
Terria Parker 
Whitney Parker 
Krystal Parks 
Hilary Parrie 
Miles Parsons 

Priya Patel 
Jenna Patrick 
Bogumila Patzer 
Amanda Paul 
Jennifer Paul 
Jessica Paul 

Mary Paul 
Amanda Payne 
Ethel Payne 
Ryan Payne 
Spencer Pearson 
Brian Peel 

People | 



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Brett Pefferkorn 
Ainsley Pellerin 
Katrina Pence I 
Samantha Penico | 
Matthew Pepper j 
Darius Perkins 

Ivanyka Perkins 

Kurt Perkins 

Hannah Perot 

Dave Perry 

Marisa Perry 

Sarah Person 

Alex Peter 

Eileen Peterson 

Lyneshia Petite 

Matthew Petty 

Robichaux Philip 

Adams Phillip 

Katherine Phillip 

Leblanc Phillip 

Shandra Phillips 

Tiffany Phillips 

Cassie Philyaw 

Blair Pickett 

Andreas Pickney 

Brittany Pierce 

Mary Margaret Pierce 

Michael Pierce 

Monica Pierce 

Nicole Pierce 

Elisabeth Pierite 

Tashina Pierite 

Travonne Pierite 

James Pinckard 

Emily Pinter 

Duwan Piotter 

Brittany Pippin 

Kayla Pitcher 

Lamar Pitre 

Andrew Plotkin 

Codie Poe 

Alyssa Poirrier 

Zachary Ponder 

Elizabeth Pool 

Adam Poole 

Adam Porche 

Justin Porche 

Kayla Porche 

184 Q NSU Students 




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Sarah Poree 
Lamarshea Porter 
Roosevelt Porter 
Kalem Porterie 
Colton Possoit 
Ashly Potier 

Charles Potts 
Dustin Potts 
Amber Powell 
Chase Powell 
Kaylyn Powell 
Matthew Powell 

Oliver Preuett 
Latrice Preylo 
Kevin Price 
Zachary Price 
Michael Prier 
Cherie' Primes 

Billy Prince 
Lindsey Pringle 
Justin Priola 
Laura Procell 
Elizabeth Pryor 
Jessica Puente 

Andrea Pugh 
Kimberly Pullig 
Jacob Punch 
Daniel Quails 
Jenkins Quanisia 
Cy Quebedeaux 

Katie Quebedeaux 
Jackson Quincy 
Megan Rabalais 
Alicia Rachal 
Courtney Rachal 
Lauren Rachal 

Wildric Rack 
Alex Ragan 
Brittany Raley 
Catherine Raley 
Josue Ramirez 
Christian Ramos 

Margaret Ramsey 
Ryan Ramshur 
Johnson Randall 
Monica Randazoo 
Joanay Randle 
Kelsey Rankin 



People | | 185 



Stewart Raphael 

Kimberly Rasco 

Candice Ratliff 

Lekisha Ratliff 

Natalie Ratliff 

Carl Ratzburg 

Brandon Ray 

Courtney Ray 

Kourtney Reece 

Allison Reed 

Patrick Reed 

Steven Reed 

Tara Reed 

Cathleen Reeves 

Stormie Reeves 

Chris Reich 

Connor Reilly 

Matthew Reilly 

Paul Reiszner 

Horton Reshad 

Trecey Rew 

Shandranika Reynolds 

Angelique Rhodes 

Amanda Richard 

Davone Richard 

Kyle Richard 

Jason Richards 

Marie Richards 

Zarchary Richards 

Darius Richardson 

Jasmine Richardson 

Jessica Ricks 

Amanda Ridgdell 

Michael Rigby 

John Riggs 

Isaac Riley 

Leeann Riley 

Marcus Rim 

Victoria Ritchie 

Camila Rivas 

Justin Rivers 

Tiffany Rivers 

Whitney Rivett 

Whitney Robbins 

Jordan Robeaux 

Anesha Roberson 

Anettria Roberson 

Bryan Roberson 

186 Q NSU Students 





WFWI 




Heather Roberson 
Kawanda Roberson 
Alexandra Roberts 
Haley Roberts 
Samamtha Roberts 
Stephanie Roberts 

Markela Robertson 
Shenna Robertson 
Kevin Robetson 
Elizabeth Robichaux 
Brenda Robinson 
Ginia Robinson 

Jarvis Robinson 
Justin Robinson 
John Roche 
Jorge Rodriguez 
Margaret Rodriquez 
Caitlin Rogenmoser 

Ashley Rogers 
Lindsey Rolling 
Lindsey Rome 
April Rond 
Brewer Ronnika 
Brittany Root 

Jarvis Rose 
Brussell Rosenthal 
Myles Rosnick 
Larry Ross 

Tabatha Rowbarham 
David Royal 

Leah Runge 
Ryan Rushing 
Joshua Russell 
Nicolas Russo 
Amelia Rutherford 
Walter Rutland 

Melicia Ryland 
Tegan Rymer 
Sarah Sadler 
Latweika Salmon 
Kiosha Sam 
Kiara Sampson 

David Sandars 
George Sandifer 
Talita Santos 
Tameakia Sapp 
Thelicia Sapp 
Leonard Sarpy 



People | | 187 



Amanda Sarvis 

Micah Sasser 

Kayla Satcher 

Taneisha Satcher 

Chanel Savoie 

Whitney Scallorn 

Anthony Scaturro 

Jeremy Scheid 

Tyler Schmidt 

Kayce Schultz 

Bridget Scott 

Brittany Scott 

Charniece Scott 

Jasmine Scott 

Jennifer Scott 

Jerelie Scott 

Jessica Scott 

Kelsey Scott 

Kenneka Scott 

Rochelle Sculthorpe 

Caroline Seago 

Kedrin Seastrunk 

Rylie Sekaly 

Ambrosia Selby 

Djerrien Sellers 

Erin Semanco 

Brianna Sepulvado 

Christian Sepulvado 

Crystal Sepulvado 

Kelli Sepulvado 

De'Monae Serial 

Tereneshia Sessions 

Jasmine Shafer 

Kayla Sharon 

Sandra Shaw 

Alexis Shell 

Chris Shelton 

Paul Shelton 

Chyna Sheppard 

Gabriel Sheppard 

Kevin Sherman 

Sammiaa Shields 

Chance Shoemake 

Jeffery Sholar 

Heather Shugart 

Tucker Si 

Shekinah Siegmund 

Savana Simien 

188 □ NSU Students 





Ashante Simmons 
Briana Simmons 
Lamont Simmons 
Kera Simon 
Nicholas Simons 
Frances Sims 

Melaisha Sims 
Elizabeth Singletary 
Christopher Sistrunk 
Hannah Slater 
Aaron Small 
Jessica Small 

Albert Smith 
Bradley Smith 
Chelsea Smith 
Christina Smith 
Christopher Smith 
David Smith 

Deondre Smith 
Edward Smith 
Erica Smith 
Heather Smith 
Kristin Smith 
Krystal Smith 

Laquita Smith 
Leah Smith 
Louis Smith 
Melanie Smith 
Mosherri Smith 
Shavonte Smith 

Stacey Smith 
Temetia Smith 
Tiffany Smith 
Whitney Smith 
Malcolm Smoot 
Joanna Snipes 

Casey Soileau 
Dylan Solice 
Allyson Songe 
Natalyn Sonnier 
Brittney Sorapuru 
Esther Sowell 

Sarah Spain 
Sheryl Spears 
Bryant Spells 
Kasey Spencer 
Jaime Spicer 
David Springer 



People | | 189 



Mark Springer 

Kathryn Springmann 

Lucky Sprolw 

Joanna Spurgeon 

Samuel Spurgeon 

Anatasia Squyres 

Mary Squyres 

Andrew St. Amand 

Jesse Stalker 

Heidi Stallings 

Patricia Stampley 

Joseph Standifer 

Rolon Stanley 

Jacob Starks 

Sara Starling 

Divina Starr 

Samuel Starr 

Lapatrick Steadman 

Stormi Stech 

Michael Stedman 

Emily Stelly 

Casey Stephens 

Cory Stephens 

Jamaat Stephens 

Justin Stephens 

Richelle Stephens 

Marci Sterling 

Alycia Stewart 

Anthony Stewart 

Asia Stewart 

Natalie Stewart 

Robertha Stewart 

Shaval Stewart 

Katie Stiles 

Julia Storrs 

Jordan Stracener 

William Stradley 

Lindy Strahan 

Stephanie Stubbs 

Lynette Sujuan 

Alecia Sullivan 

Melaine Sullivan 

Randall Sullivan 

Amanda Sykes 

David Sylvester 

Christopher Sylvie 

Alyssa Tabor 

Donnie Talbot 




190 Q 



NSU Students 




an Talbot 
Hannah Tanksley 
Roy Tarkington 
Alyssa Taylor 
Chasity Taylor 
Christopher Taylor 

Gregory Taylor 
James Taylor 
Kennesha Taylor 
Kymberly Taylor 
LaChanski Taylor 
Nykeyia Taylor 

Salina Taylor 
Jacqueline Teague 
Luke Teutsch 
Jessica Theus 
Jason Thibobeaux 
Ashley Thibodeaux 

Andrew Thomas 
Aqualia Thomas 
Ashton Thomas 
Britteny Thomas 
Chadrick Thomas 
Etheldra Thomas 

Hannah Thomas 
Kantesha Thomas 
Kendall Thomas 
Keyera Thomas 
Leremy Thomas 
Marquinn Thomas 

Parrie Thomas 
Shajuana Thomas 
Sherrion Thomas 
Sierra Thomas 
Tiffany Thomas 
Veronica Thomas 

George Thompson 
Justin Thompson 
Kevin Thompson 
Kimberly Thompson 
Paula Thompson 
Roy Thompson 

Sydneye Thornton 
Nathan Tillotson 
Sarah Timmons 
Kelley Timothy 
Mitchell Timothy 
Madeline Tolson 



People | | 191 



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Angela Tomlin 

Matthew Tonquis 

Reginald Toomer 

Jasmine Torregano 

Celina Torres 

Mario Torres 

Shana Townsend 

Lauren Trahan 

William Treusch 

Jessica Tuck 

Sherley Tummons 

Stephanie Tummons 

Sarah Tunnell 

Diante Turner 

Sheena Turner 

Jeffrey Turpin 

Jessica Turpin 

Emily Tuttle 

Brandy Tyler 

Brittney Tyra 

Brittian Valentine 

Jessica Van Meter 

Amy Vanantwerpen 

Shamaigun Vanburen 

Chris Vance 

Meagen Vasseur 

Garrett Vaughn 

Justin Vavra 

Elizabeth Venable 

Ashley Venters 

Joseph Vercher 

Justin Vercher 

Lois Vercher 

Jamie Verdun 

Amy Verret 

Megan Vets 

Bridget Veuleman 

Amelia Vidrine 

Elizabeth Vienne 

Kaitlynn Vincent 

Allison Vines 

Amanda Vines 

Kendall Vinning 

Brittany Vinson 

Kristin Viola 

Nicholas Virden 

Alexandra Visconti 

Brandy Wadkins 

192 [] NSU Students 





Jessica Wadsworth 
Darell Wafer 
Jessi Waganer 
Brittany Waggoner 
Bryan Waits 
Jennifer Wales 

Gabriel Walker 
Jimmie Walker 
Kelly Walker 
Rakeya Walker 
Ronderica Walker 
Sybill Walker 

Tameka Walker 
Tanna Walker 
Troy Walker 
Carmen Wallace 
Sha'Nice Wallace 
Mya Walsh 

Shamareo Walton 
Tiffany Ward 
Jeffery Ware 
Bianca Warren 
Jamie Warrick 
Samuel Warsley 

Christopher Washington 
Danielle Washington 
Dominique Washington 
Lashondra Washington 
Loyise Washington 
Nicholas Washington 

Ronnie Washington 
Whitney Washington 
Keralina Wastland 
Courtney Watkins 
Dwayne Watkins 
Alanea Watson 

John Watson 
Jonathan Watson 
Kenneth Watson 
Nichols Watson 
Tomysha Watson 
Cesley Weatherly 

Angela Webb 
Garrett Webb 
James Webb 
Mareo Webb 
Natalie Webb 
Warren Webb 



People | | 193 



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Taylor Webster 

Paul Weeks 

Joseph Welch 

Maggie Welch 

Bryant Weldon 

Jacqueline Wells 

October Wells 

Sarah Wells 

Temperist Wells 

Adam Wentzel 

Korisma Wesley 

Kristen Wesley 

Ashley West 

Darby West 

Casey Westbrook 

Austin Whatley 

Brandon Wheatley 

David Wheatley 

Rachelle Wheeler 

Raquel Wheeler 

Taylor Whitaker 

James White 

Kimberly White 

Kristie White 

Lachardius White 

Megan White 

Shanyrica White 

Megan White 

Lewej Whitelow 

George Whittington 

Britaney Whittle 
Joanna Wiggins 

Brittany Wilcot 
Margaret Wilder | 
Dustin Wiley 

Matthew Wiley 

Ashley Wilkerson 

Owens William 

Rachal William 

Aaron Williams 

Amber Williams 

Anna Williams 



Ashley Wil 

Benjamin Wil 

Brandlyn Wil 

Brian Wil 

Brittany Wil 

Bryan Wil 



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194 []| NSU Students 







Chauncey Williams 
Cherie Williams 
Cherrelle Williams 
Erin Williams 
Gecyka Williams 
Jaderian Williams 

Janiesia Williams 
Jasmin Williams 
Jasmine Williams 
Jeffery Williams 
Jermonte Williams 
Jessica Williams 

Jodie Williams 
John Williams 
Kendra Williams 
Kenyetta Williams 
Kim Williams 
Kimberly Williams 

Lacy Williams 
Lakimbria Williams 
Latara Williams 
Leah Williams 
Mitchell Williams 
Oscar Williams 

Preanna Williams 
Robert Williams 
Robin Williams 
Shannon Williams 
Sha'Quana Williams 
Shera Williams 

Soileau Williams 
Talisia Williams 
Tawana Williams 
Terrence Williams 
Travis Williams 
Tyler Williams 

Vadeisha Williams 
Elizabeth Williamson 
Jacob Williford 
Alania Willis 
Kaleisha Willis 
Lovell Willis 

Sylvester Willis 
Jessica Willliams 
Ebony Wilridge 
Christopher Wilson 
Derek Wilson 
Dustie Wilson 



People | | 195 



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Eva Wilson 

Jerrica Wilson 

Roderick Wilson 

Sara Wilson 

Shemeka Wilson 

Whitney Wilson 

Brenda Winbery 

Jasmine Windom 

Addie Winegeart 

Kayla Wingfield 

Toby Winkler 

Amy Winn 

Ruth Wisher 

Katie Wolf 

Alexandria Wood 

Benjamin Wood 

Kory Wood 

Laura Wood 

Astin Woodard 

Jarred Woodard 

Bobby Woods 

Isaac Woodward 

Jason Woodward 

Donald Wright Jr. 

Brittany Wright-Bryant 

Courtney Wright 

Jennifer Wright 

Samantha Wright 

Stephanie Wright 

Patrick Wyatt 

Siji Wyatt 

Nicholas Wyble 

Lee Xavier 

Elqutub Yaser 

Christian Young 

Cyntoria Young 

Katelyn Young 

Shaneka Young 

Jacob Youngblood 

Octavious Youngblood 

Sharan Youngblood 

Richard Ziegler 

Charles Zimmerman 
Heath Zimmerman 
Matthew Zumwalt 




196 | | NSU Students 




Lillie Bell 
1988 



Bill Brent 
1984 



William Broussard 
2000 



Jones Bryant 
1985 



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Steve Horton 
1988 



Marietta LeBreton 
1971 



lary Shivers 
1987 



Dan Seymour 
1987 




Susan Pierce 
1993 



Noranne Planchock 
1993 



Lissa Pollacia 



1993 



Susan Snel 
1987 




Larry Varnado Thomas Whitehead 

1987 1965 



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from the 



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People | | 197 




acuity^ 
Staff 



Janette Aaron 

Tresa Abramson 

Shala Alexander 

Martha Alford 

Annette Allen 

Jeannine Ammons 

David Antilley 

Wade Arnold 

Amenyah Augustine 

Kathy Autrey 

Muhammad Baig 

Jill Bankston 

Don Barker 

Sheree Barrios 

Todd Barrios 

Dawn Rae Bauman 

Lillie Bell 

Massimo Bezoari 

Joseph Biscoe 

Roni Biscoe 

Yolanda Denise Bobb 

Ken Bouth 

Bill Brent 

Janet Broadway 

Mary Brocato 

Phil Brown 

Greg Burke 

Constance Bush 

John Byrd 

John Carter 

Marlene Carter 

Lauren Castle 

Paula Christensen 

Davib Christophe 

Belinda Coats 

Bill Collins 



198 | | Faculty and Staff 






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Glen Couley 
John Coutee 
Linda Cox 
Betty Creamer 
Robert Crew 
Mike Cundall 

Jean DAmato 
Garrett Dancik 
Juanita Darby 
Janet Darfus 
Matt Deford 
Bill Dickens 

Susan Dollar 
Denise Dubois 
Barbara Duchardt 
Ellen Dutsch 
Chris Eding 
Stephen Elliott 

Julie Ernstein 
Brenda Falcon 
Sepora Fisher 
Jamie Flanagan 
Paul Forsyth 
Lisa Fortenberry 

John Foster 
Maye Foster 
Dorene Fox 
April French 
Frank Fuller 
Paula Furr 

Denise Garland 
Vickie Gentry 
Jacki Giesey 
Wendy Gill 
Wanda Goleman 
Sharon Green 

Liz Gresham 
Steve Gruesbeck 
Tommy Hailey 
Katy Hall 
Tom Hall 
Juddy Hamous 

Brenda Hanson 
Tom Hanson 
Kent Hare 
Rebecca Harrell 
Carolyn Hartt 
Jodie Heinicka 



People | | 199 



Sontonia Helaire 

Alexander Hening 

Sketter Henry 

Rylan Henson 

Stephanie Henson 

Lynda Hernandez 

Ashlee Hewitt 

Debbie Hickman 

Susan Hussey 

Terry Isbell 

Ratiqul Islam 

Richard Jensen 

Bonnie Johnson 

Perry Johnson 

Bessie Jones 

Dorothy Jones 

Linda Jones 

Tracy Jones 

Sharon Joy 

Julie Kane 

Rondo Keele 

Kathryn Kelly 

Melissa Kelly 

Philip Kidd 

Margaret Kilcoyne 

Kioh Kim 

David King 

Jeffrey Klibert 

Jaison Koonankeil 

Martha Koury 

Abbie Landry 

Roxanne Lane 

Connie Lewis 

Jung Lim 

Peggy Lodridge 

Michael Lofton 

Julie Longlois 

Jana Lucky 

Hank Maddox 

Millard Mangrum 

Beth Mann 

Pat Martinez 

Jacqueline Mason 

Stephanie Masson 

Jamila Maxie 

Stacy Mayeux 

Ron McBride 

Terrie McCallister 



200 | | Faculty and Staff 





Davina McClain 
Raymond McDowell 
Karen McFerrin 
Patricia McKnight 
Connie Melder 
Mark Melder 

Catherine Merchant 
Madeline Meziere 
Angela Miller 
Brenda Milner 
Jim Mischler 
Jeff Moore 

Perry Morgan-Hall 
Joe Morris 
Patrice Moulton 
Alexei Muravitsky 
Mindy Newlee 
Linda Nichols 

Paralee Norman 
Bobby Nowlin 
Drake Owens 
Wendi Palermo 
Sanghoon Park 
Vickie Parrish 

Corinne Pearce 
Ron Pedro 
Kathryn Pennington 
Leon Pennington 
Dee Dee Perot 
Curt Phifer 

Barbara Pierce 
Pat Pierson 
Hedy Pinkerton 
Lissa Pollacia 
Joseph Pope 
Christie Price 

Gerri Rachal 
Ruth Rachal 
Jarrett Reeves 
Martha Rhymes 
Laurie Richardson 
Shelly Roberts 

Galindo Rodriguez 
Lisa Rougeou 
Gillian Rudd 
Barbara Russell 
Jack Russell 
Jarrod Sanson 



People | | 201 



Leonard Sarpy 

Becca Schulze 

Terrie Sebren 

Don Sepulvado 

Bill Sexson 

Kammese Shelton 

Jodi Shirley 

Bob Simmons 

Jan Sims 

Carrie Smith 

Paul Smith 

Steve Smith 

Holly Stave 

Craig Stephens 

Leeann Sticker 

Callie Stoker 

Artie Sutton 

Fred Taulbee 

Austin Temple 

Jaquetta Thayer 

Brent Thomas 

Fleming Thomas 

Reed Thomas 

Mark A. Thompson 

Shelia Thompson 

Thomas Tilley 

Monica Timmons 

Bob Tiplett 

Pat Towle 

Emily Tschiffely 

Wade Tyler 

Amy Vaughn 

Shannon Wall-Hale 

Janine Waters 

Kristi Waters 

Randy Webb 

Ruth Weinzettle 

Frances Welch 

Nelda Wellman 

Wendell Wellman 

Amy Werner 

Mary Wernet 

David West 

Linda West 

Darlene Williams 

John Williams 

Yvette Williams 

lary Lynn Williamson 



202 | | Faculty and Staff 





Mariann Wilson 
Perry Wisinger 
Daniel Withey 
Paul Withey 
Lisa Wolffe 
Michael Yankowski 

Alex Zacarias 
Weijia Zhu 
Marsha Zulick 



People | | 203 



Nancy Alexander 

Katheryn Arterberry 

Alana Banks 

Sherry Banks 

Leslie Bays 

Sarah Blake 

Melissa Blankenship 

Becky Britt 

Alisha Burris 

Erica Cannatella 

Dustin Carlisle 

Allison Carpenter 

Eloise Chambers 

Winde Chambers 

Robyne Champagne 

Krystal Chips 

Kasey Chrisman 

Kris Collingsworth 

Renee Collins 

Shecarra Cook 

Jenny Cowan 

Danielle Cox 

Jordan Dauenhauer 

Chesity Dorsey 

Renee Downey 

Brittany Dupont 

Daniel Erario 

Tunde Forehand 

Crystal Goodrich 

Evelyn Green 

Lynda Green 

Melanie Grill 

Shronda Hamilton 

Jessica Hankins 

Courtney Harris 

Ron Henderson 



204 | | Nursing Students 



NSIT 

Nursing 





Yolanda Hendrix 
Pam Holcombe 
Alma Holloway 
Michelle Jenkins 
Tocurra Jeter 
Brittany Johnson 

Jodi Johnston 
Christy Jones 
Carrie Laing 
Lori LeBlanc 
Antonio Lister 
Amber Mallery 

Aaron Malone 
Christie Maranto 
Ursula Maroski 
Jacqueline Matherne 
Chris McDonald 
Mranda McGee 

Heather Mitchell 
Kim Moore 
Gabriel Newton 
Susan Pierce 
Norann Planchock 
Catrina Rayfield 

Patti Richter 
Marie Rinaudo 
Amanda Roark 
Pamela Simmons 
Shawna Sloan 
Ashley Smith 

Jessica Smith 
Russell Smith 
Susan Snell 
Alex Stewart 
Shelia Sullivan 
Carolyn Thorne 

Lauren Toms 
Nina White 
Lisa Wilhite 
David Williams 
Leahann Young 



People Q 205 



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The Klu Klux Klan, established 
in 1902, was one of the first 
sororities in the 1909 Potpourri 
along with Witches, Yum Yum, 
Alpha Zeta, Mephistas and La 
Chats Noirs. Other organizations 
included Seekers after 
Knowledge, Eclectic Literary 
Society, Modern Culture Club, 
Apollonian Club, Glee Club, 
Devotional Circle, Apostleship 
of Prayer, King's Daughters and 
YMCA. 




In February 1928, the Alpha Zeta 
Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma, 
the first sorority on campus with 
a national affiliation, received its 
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After their house burned down in 1986, then 
located on Second Street in the place of Mighty 
Max Hot Dogs, Kappa Sigma was to be the 
first house on Chaplin's Lake's Greek Row. They 
broke ground January 1988 using the $90,000 of 
insurance money from the fire to pay the house 
note and then finance the new house. Until this 
year. Kappa Sigma had the only house on the 
hill. In February, Phi Mu Sorority broke ground to 
build their house next door to Kappa Sigma. 



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Alpha Phi Alpha 



The evolution of man was not an easy task. It took 
hard work and dedication, and that is what the brothers 
of the Theta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha strive for. 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, the first black Greek 
letter organization, was founded at Cornell University, 
December 4, 1906, by seven men. 

The Theta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha 
was chartered on campus in 1973. Their objective is 
community service. 

They began the year cleaning Martin Luther King 
Street, working the March of Dimes and working with 
Voteless People is a Hopeless People, ultimately getting 
80 people registered to vote in the presidential election. 

'"Each member stays busy by participating in 
Project Alpha, visiting high school and colleges, Big 



Brothers Program, volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club as 
mentors, and many other small philanthropies;' Stephen 
Llorens, graphic design major, said. 

Every fall the fraternity puts on a Black and Gold 
Pageant, awarding a scholarship to the winner, and in the 
spring has its annual "Golden Explosion" Greek show. 

"Even next year we plan to continue our service 
projects and continue to hold up the light!' Randy Collins, 
culinary arts major, said. 

This year they celebrated their 35th anniversary 
with their alumni during Homecoming, followed by a 
barbecue and a dinner banquet with the founding 
members of the Theta Chi chapter. 

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208 | ] Alpha Phi Alpha/Kappa Alpha Psi 



Kappa Alpha Psi 

mixing the old with the new 



Children are the future. The elderly are the key to 
the past. 

With this in mind, the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi 
fulfill their mission that focuses on providing support for 
members and others in service to communities. 

The brothers in this social fraternity are active with 
three philanthropies: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Boys and 
Girls Club and Guide Right, a big brother program. Each 
year, they try to earn at least $500 for St. Jude's. 

The brothers also take an active role with Heritage 
Manor, a Natchitoches nursing home, and help with bingo 
night. 

"(We are able to) take the place of the person 
they are used to" President Kevin Robertson Jr., junior 
business administration major, said. 

The brothers also work with the Boys and Girls Club 
tutoring children four days a week. 

"It's a blast! My favorite project;' Robertson said. 
"We get the opportunity to inspire kids" 

Children have a tendency to jump off subject, but 



when they do. they ask questions and doors are open to 
discuss so many other subjects, Robertson said. 

To interest high school students in becoming a 
brother of Kappa Alpha Psi. the brothers participate with 
Kappa League. 

They also want a more prominent campus role 
and increased campus involvement. 

They hosted a Cater to You Night, where they 
provided entertainment and food for women on campus 

They also do a highway clean up and provide 
awareness meetings for various subjects throughout the 
semester. 

Kappa Alpha Psi always strives for the best. Vice 
President Phillip Jean-Louis Jr.. senior psychology major, 
said. 

"Never settle for anything!' Jean-Louis said. "We go 
the extra mile as a Kappa. We always strive for top notch, 
nothing average." 

-Bethany Frank 




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a Psi Phi 



where the dogs are 



Sons of blood and thunder, the bruhz, que dogs-- 
what's in a name? 

The members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. are 
called by many names, but it's the fraternity's name that 
matters most. 

Founded at Howard University in 1911 and 
chartered at NSU IN 1972, Omega Psi Phi is derived from 
the Greek phrase "friendship is essential to soul'' the 
fraternity's motto. 

"Omega Psi Phi takes all the best characteristics 
in you and concentrates them and prepares you for the 
real world after graduation;' Keeper of Records and Seals 
Dywaine Robinson, senior CIS and business administration 
major, said. 

The fraternity participates in community service 
projects like achievement week celebrated in November 
to recognize local and international individuals who have 
made noteworthy contributions to improving the quality 
of life for blacks, voter registration, a talent hunt and a 
scholarship program for high school students. 

On campus the organization hosts "Que Talk" and 
a flag football tournament. 

The fraternity has five members on campus. 
To join, a young man must have a 2.5 GPA and posses 
the four cardinal principles: manhood, scholarship, 
perseverance and uplift. 

Hardworking, a servant, a leader, a teacher and 
a motivator is what it means to be an Omega Robinson 
said. 

"Ever since I was little I knew about the bruhs and 
wanted to be a part (of the fraternity)!' Robinson said. 

-Trecey Rew 




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210 | ] Omega Psi Phi/Delta Sigma Theta 



Delta Sigma Theta 

steps To sisterhood 



The ladies of crimson and cream, the divas on the 
yard; they are the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 
Inc. 

"Delta Sigma Theta is a public service organization 
and was founded on Jan. 13, 1913, at Howard University 
by 22 illustrious women!' Historian Milzokiya Wilson, senior 
business administration major, said. 

Since 1913, Delta Sigma Theta has established 
over 900 chapters, including international chapters in 
Korea, Africa and Japan. 

NSU's 18-member lota Mu chapter members work 
on major programs with a five-point thrust: economic 
development, educational development, international 
awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, 
and political awareness and involvement. 

"Our yearly events include our annual Peppermint 
Social, where we discuss different controversial topics 
[ directly related to women in general!' Corresponding 
1 Secretary Gretchun Beverly, senior psychology major, said. 
% The 3D, which means Delta's deep discussion. 



covered topics related to the organization's five- point 
thrust. The members promote political awareness and 
involvement by doing yearly voter's registration. 

Members work with two philanthropies: Habitat for 
Humanity and the American Cancer Society. The sorority 
organizes events for breast cancer awareness to support 
the American Cancer Society. 

The lota Mu Chapter actively participates in 
Delta G.E.M.S, a mentor program for young girls in the 
community. They also mentor at the Natchitoches Girl's 
Home and volunteer at nursing homes, assisting in different 
activities. 

They host an annual poetry night and the Delta's 
Gentleman's Pageant, where the winner is awarded a 
scholarship. 

"The lota Mu Chapter of Delta is committed to 
promoting sisterhood and scholarly growth at all costs:' 
Beverly said. "It is not only a privilege, but a true blessing 
to be a part of this chapter of Delta Sigma Theta!' 

-Nikki Reynolds 




(In Alphabetical Order) Danielle Apugo, Gretchun Beverly, Jiame Brown, Jamie Carter, Akilah Givens. Elisha Houston, Lauren Hughes, Maryann Mbaka, 
Asya Mitchem, Erica O'Neal, Milzokiya Wilson, Octavius Youngblood 



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Phi Beta Sigma 

culture for service otto service for humanity 



Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., came together to 
make a difference while spreading the word of goodwill 
and brotherhood to the NSU community. 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded 
January 9, 1914, at Howard University in Washington, D. C, 
by three black males: A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F Morse, 
and Charles I. Brown. The organization was founded on 
scholarship, service and the union of brotherhood. 

The founding fathers' objectives were for all 
members to be a part of the community, be judged by 
his own merits versus vain appearances and to deliver 
service to the community. With these ingredients, they 
created the fraternity's motto, "Culture For Service and 
Service for Humanity," 

Today the fraternity is international and has 
established the Phi Beta Sigma Educational Foundation, 
the Phi Beta Sigma Housing Foundation, the Phi Beta 
Sigma Federal Credit Union and the Phi Beta Sigma 
Charitable Outreach Foundation, all targeted to 
surrounding communities. 

NSU's Zeta lota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma has been 
present on campus since 1973 and continues providing 



the campus community with their skills and scholarship 
services. 

"I feel that Phi Beta Sigma is the best fraternity 
that I could have ever joined because it opened my 
eyes to a whole new world and taught me the meaning 
of hard work and dedication, and showed that when 
people come together to achieve a goal anything can 
be accomplished;' President David Holmes, general studies 
and business major, said. 

Every fall semester the brothers host an annual all- 
greek basketball game, designed to promote greek unity 
between Panhellenic Council and National Pan-Hellenic 
Council organizations. 

In the spring they raised money for the March of 
Dimes. As a part of the Adopt A Road Project, the Zeta 
lota chapter cleaned Kyser Avenue the first Saturday of 
every month. 

Zeta lota has been productive to NSU over the 
years and continues to up hold their chapter motto, 
"Quality over Quantity!' 

- Tori Ladd 




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212 | ] Phi Beta Sigma/Zeta Phi Beta 



Zeta Phi Beta 



sisterly love 



Only one Greek sorority on campus has a 
nationally recognized brother fraternity in the National 
Pan-Hellenic Council. This distinction belongs to the sisters 
of Zeta Phi Beta and the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma. 

"You do have sororities that claim fraternities as 
brother and sister, but we are the only brother and sister 
fraternity and sorority recognized under our constitutions 
and on a national level!' publicist Vadeisha Williams said. 

The sisters continue the traditions established in 
1920 at Howard State University of scholarship, service, 
sisterly love and finer womanhood since their NSU charter 
in spring 1974. 

There are 12 women active at NSU. 

"We believe in guality over quantity;' President 
Anesha Robertson said. 

Their yearly activities include an annual Greek 
Show and volunteering at the Stork's Nest, which 



promotes healthy pregnancies for low-income families. 

Planning for these activities and future events took 
place at bi-monthly sorority meetings. 

The sorority held an open informational for 
interested women, not limited to one ethnic group, the 
informational was open to any woman who believe she 
exhibited the founding principles of Zeta Phi Beta. 

Zeta Phi Beta, along with its brother fraternity, 
exudes the meaning of sisterly and brotherly love. They 
even share their colors: royal blue and pure white. 

"I don't know how other people perceive Greek 
life, but I think everyone should experience something 
great to be involved in!' Secretary Annetria Robertson 
said. "I strongly encourage women to look into Zeta Phi 
Beta." 

-Kayla Wagner 




(Front Row) Dedra Browr 
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lorgan, Rakeya Walker. Anettria Roberson, Krystle Frazier. 



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Alpha Omicron Pi 

making the 'red' choice 



Passion, represented by cardinal red, defines the 
sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity. 

Since its founding in 1997 as the "centennial chap- 
ter" for the international fraternity, the Jacqueminot Rose, 
chosen as the official flower for its deep red color, has 
exemplified their spirit. While their flower may be rare to 
find at the local florist, members of the organization are 
frequently seen participating in campus life and interact- 
ing with other student organizations. 

Social exchanges with fraternities like "Pi Wars" 
with Pi Kappa Phi, where the food combinations are 
thrown at each other in the name of good fun, is one of 
their many activities. Their annual spring Rose Ball formal 
presents members who joined the organization in the past 
year and showcases their sisters by awarding them with 
various honors for scholarship and leadership. 

By living out their mission statement, "women en- 
riched though lifelong friendship;' Alpha Omicron Pi has 
had a rich history at NSU from the chapter room to the 
Miss Lady of the Bracelet Pageant. This commitment can 



be seen in the work they do around the community also. 

"A O Pi has taught me to put others before my- 
self; Miss Lady of the Bracelet 2008 Mandi Ridgdell, Alpha 
Omicron Pi alumna, said. "I love the smile people get on 
their face when you just show that you care." 

Aside from assisting with their international philan- 
thropy, which raises funds and awareness for arthritis re- 
search, the sisters volunteer monthly at the Boys and Girls 
Club of El Camino. There they tutor, cook and play games 
with the children. The times spent with the children are 
etched deeply in their memories. 

"One of my most rewarding experiences in col- 
lege was tutoring Jasmine, who was about 6 years old, in 
English!' Lauren Michel, senior liberal arts major, said. "After 
we went over some of her work, we played Connect Four 
and Candy Land. I can't wait to see her again." 

Jasmine beat Michel in Connect Four.. .she chose 
the red checkers. 

-Cody Bourque 




(Front Row) Amber Williams, Nichole Rogerson. Jessica Black, Halli Hickman, Sarah Wells, Amy Fox, Robin Rice, Addie Winegart (Second Row) Chloe 
Derouen, Brigette Guzarrdi, Sydney Keller, Tara McCullough, Lisa Cox, Ashlee Jefferson (Third Row) Ashley Rogers. Rebekah Sheets, Bailey Anderson, 
Shala Momenpour, Scarlet Hearne. Stephanie Goforth, Robin Barr, Meredith Beckendorf, Courtney Ray 



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Alpha Sigma Alpha 

sharing the luck 



The next time a ladybug lands on your wrist, think 
of the ladies of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. Chosen for 
its good luck, Alpha Sigma Alpha's mascot, the ladybug, 
has continued to bring luck in many forms throughout the 
sorority's campus years. 

When a group of women set out to start a sorority 
on campus in 2000, they wanted to find a national 
organization that had been on campus in the past. By 
chance, they found Alpha Sigma Alpha, which was 
originally chartered on campus in the 1930s and owned a 
house where the Friedman Student Union now stands. 

Re-chartered in 2001 Alpha Sigma Alpha shared 
their good fortune to those in need. 

"Philanthropy through ASA has instilled in me 
leadership values and a chance to give back to the 



community;' President Whitney Rivett, senior health and 
exercise science major, said. 

The sisters participate in Relay for Life for the 
American Cancer Society along with placing a special 
emphasis on improving the lives of athletes who 
participate in Special Olympics 

In the spring, the ladies plan a week long event, 
the "Ladybug Olympics:' to raise awareness for athletes 
they adore. 

At week's end, athletes are honored with a check 
by the organization and you can tell the grace of the 
ladybug has a special effect on them. 

"You go out there and hug those people of the 
wonderful organization;' Cassie Cannon said. 

-Cody Bourque 




(Front Row) Laura Procell, Cassie Cannon, Whitney Rivett, Alicia McDaniel, Krystal Smith, Stormie Moore (Back Row) Megan Vets, Hannah Thomas. Torie 
Guvnes Melanie Kay, Jessica Moran, Amber Martinez, Hannah Metoyer, Shandranika Reynolds, Catherine Mastrosimone. Jade Dupre", Michelle Manuel 
(Not Pictured) Bnttni Mendoza, Heather Jacobson, Cassandra Basco, Michaela Burns 



Organizations | 



PhiMu 




pink ladies 



Phi Mu is the place for any woman looking to 
become involved in a sisterhood focused on learning and 
the community. 

"Phi Mu is dedicated to service, sisterhood and 
life long learning:' Rachel McCalister, junior secondary 
education major, said. 

The sorority got involved around the community 
with Operation Christmas Child, DOVES, Women's 
Resource Center, the Boys and Girls Club, and Children's 
Miracle Network. They also supported the historic 
district by volunteering to work at festivals and events 
downtown. 

Phi Mu raised $200 for the Children's Miracle 
Network through a basket auction and bake sale. 

The sisterhood in Phi Mu is as strong as any blood 
sisterhood, the members said. 

"I know if I have a problem I have 85 people I can 
count on!' Brooke Nielsen, freshman family and consumer 
science major, said. 

Becoming a Phi Mu sister means being held to 



a high standard and entering into the National Phi Mu 
Foundation. These two aspects help Phi Mu sisters after 
they graduate college. 

"Phi Mu helps prepare you for the real world in the 
sense of holding you accountable!' McCalister said. 

Each month Phi Mu has an assortment of 
educational programs for its members which vary from 
make-up techniques to balancing a checkbook to 
interview tips. 

The Phi Mu Foundation also sent someone to 
teach the girls about the affects of alcohol. 

Along with service and learning, Phi Mu sisters have 
fun with semi-formals, Big Sis Revelation and Country Club 
parties. 

Phi Mu has been involved since 1968 and hopes to 
stay involved for years to come. 

"We hope to still be here for the next 125 years!' 
McCalister said. 

-Taylor Graves 




(Front Row) Caitlin Cunningham, Jennifer Guthrie, Alison Guidry, Krystal Simmons, Megan Cullen, Toni Menard, Heather Maddox, Tiffany Foshee, Mamie 
Moses, Robin Haydel, Meredith Richard, Jessi Nuss, Holly Delony (Second Row) Dawn Meek, Meagan Candiotto, Casey Matthews, Renee' Scallorn, Kirby 
Johnson. Lynda Hammett, Marissa Guidry, Rachel McCalister, Melissa Danese, Megan Rabalais, Andi Finimore, Allison Landry, Ruth Wisher (Third Row) 
Brooke Nielson, Madison Wakefield, Erin Kelly, Haley Higginbotham, Laura Whitehead, Reagan Burke, Lauren Lupo, Amanda Crosby, Megan Davis, Denise 
Mobile, Meagan Vassuer, Megan Berthelot, Mary Escott, Kaycie Clark, Brittany Neely, Jodie Williams. Ashlynn Adroin, Erin Shocklee, Whitney Wilson, 
Alyssa Porrier, Emily Frederick, Tiffany Faz, Kayla Ford (Fourth Row) Jessica Edwards, Nicole Dauzat, Astin Woodard, Rovin Cooke, Alexandra Moreland, 
Laken Lewis, Sarah Gallo, Katie Rockwell, BethAnn Pryor, Ashley Nielson, Kara Johnson, Dasha Orebeaux. Courtney Espenan, Molly Harris, Samantha De- 
witt, Kayla Pacheco. Brittany Pippin, Samantha Baker, Alexandra Visconti 



216 | j Phi Mu/Sigma Sigma Sigma 



Sigma Sigma Sigma 



award-winning women 



Ladies who want to join an organization founded 
on womanly character find a home with Sigma Sigma 
Sigma. The sisters, who vary in majors, interests and school 
activities, embody the goals of the sisterhood. 

"We try to pick girls that will contribute to the 
chapter, campus, and community!' Kayla Pitcher, business 
administration and CIS major, said. "All the different 
members make the chapter unique and special." 

In the spring, Sigma Sigma Sigma received 
the national honors of Outstanding Recruitment and 
Outstanding Senior of the Area. 

Danielle Seal received the Outstanding Senior of 
the Area for being the best Sigma Sigma Sigma in the 
district who embodied the standards and values of the 
sorority. 

Earning a name on campus, the sorority won 
the Penny War, Strut Competition and Family Feud Night 
during the spring Greek Week. 

The American Woman Lip Sync Performance, 
Homecoming Honey win and rock star float also made 
Sigma Sigma Sigma a hit during Homecoming week. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma also works with their 
philanthropy: the Robbie Page Memorial Hospital. 
Founded because a Sigma Sigma Sigma sister's son died 
from polio, the hospital focuses on healing children with 
polio through therapy 



Sigma Sigma Sigma's year was filled with fun and 
events. 

In the fall, along with rush, Sigma Sigma Sigma has 
big sis/lil sis reveal-where new members meet their big sis, 
who is supposed to help and mentor them, a harvest-a 
traditional dance planned by the new members and 
family day-where the sisters and their families can bond 
together. 

The spring semester was also full of events. 
Alumni and parents celebrate the national founding day 
of Sigma Sigma Sigma with the girls at Founder's Day. 
The sisters also have a full weekend each spring with a 
crawfish boil one night and formal the next. They finish the 
year with the Send-On, a time for the entire chapter to 
say final good-bye's to girls leaving the chapter. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma is more than service and 
fundraising. It's a sisterhood the members cannot get any 
where else. 

"It's a network of friends while in college and after 
graduation!' Lindsay Maggio, senior business administration 
major, said. "It's a shoulder to cry on, and friends to share 
memories with!' 

- Taylor Graves 




(Front Row) Haley Chambliss. Carolyn Bernard, Hillary Holley. Lindsay Maggio, Kayla Pitcher, Whitney Mixon, Hatti Jo Vaughn. Nancy Griffin, Lindsey 
Jordan McLamore (Back Row) Jenny McElwee, Brooke Humphnes, Mary McCowen 



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Pi Kappa Phi 



men of class 



For the men of Pi Kappa Phi, class is no ordinary 
word. Fraternity members pride themselves on the 
acronym CLASS: character, leadership, academics, 
sportsmanship and service. 

Founded in 1956, NSU's 23-member chapter, had 
more organizational involvement than any other fraternity 
on campus, Kyle Domanque, sophomore, said. 

"We have students involved in everything;' 
Domanque said. 

Members have adopted a philanthropy that 
supports people with disabilities and performs other 
campus service activities. 

"Our main objective is to raise funds for people 
with disabilities;' Cody Bourque, junior journalism major, 
said. "Our mission statement is building leaders of 
tomorrow by serving people with disabilities today." 

The fraternity is tied to "Push America;' a program 
created to educate and provide a hands-on service 
experience for Pi Kappa Phi members while enhancing the 
lives of disabled individuals. 



The fraternity holds "War of Roses',' a week long 
annual event including wheelchair relays and blind T-ball. 
The main event is the empathy dinner, however. At the 
dinner each individual is assigned a disability. 

"It really encourages others to see what it is and 
try to understand what people with disabilities go through 
every day Bourque said. 

Proceeds go to the Natchitoches Association for 
Retarded Citizens. 

"I am proud of what our fraternity stands for;' Kyle 
Duhon, sophomore, said. 

To become part of this organization, the men 
go through a 12-week program to learn the fraternity's 
history, mission, philanthropy and goals. 

"It was the best thing I ever did;' Duhon said. 

As their motto states, each member is a, "Man of 
Class." 

-Ashley Millhouse 




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Theta Chi 



where the gentlemen are 



Does NSU have any gentlemen on campus? 

The 10 members of Theta Chi, would say yes. 

Acting as gentlemen for service and commitment 
to brotherhood is what Theta Chi means, Social Chairman 
and Marshall Van Erickson said. 

The gentlemen of the Eta Omicron chapter 
have been exhibiting friendship, honor and brotherhood 
on campus for 35 years. They continue the traditions 
founded in 1856 at Norwich University in Vermont. 

"We are the most diverse fraternity, and we have 
the highest GPA at NSIX Erikson said. "Our fraternity also 
has the most leaders on campus like (Student Activities 
Board) members and Freshmen Connectors. We give a lot 
back to the campus and community." 

Theta Chi participates yearly in service events 
like "G.I. Theta Chi" that honors soldiers on Veterans Day 
by supplying materials, magazines and books for soldiers 



overseas. 

Theta Chi also has entertaining fundraisers like 
"Buy-A-Chi!' where the gentlemen perform a skit and are 
auctioned off to the highest bidder. 

To organize all of these activities, Theta Chi meets 
three times weekly and recruits year-round. 

"We look for men in class that stand out, and men 
that have a passion for excellence!' President Roderick 
Wilson, hospitality management and tourism major, said. 

Above all, Theta Chi brothers value their 
reputation as gentlemen. 

"Creating gentlemen and well-respected, 
outstanding leaders is what Theta Chi is all about;' Wilson 
said. 

-Ashley Millhouse 




(In Alphabetical Order) Dan Bembenick. Phillip Duffy. Ronnie Barton, David Boudreaux, Robert Bullard. Jesse Cutshall, Vanner Erikson. Eddie 
Higginbotham, David Lattin, Jackson McNeal, Jeff Meagley, Chase Powell, Paul Shelton, Jeffrey Sholar, Chris Vance. Adam Wentzel. Roderick Wilson. 
Bobby Woods 



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Tau Kappa Epsilon 

creating experiences tcf remember 



Individuality is often something lost when joining a 
fraternity, but with their carpe diem lifestyles, Tau Kappa 
Epsilon helps the brothers balance all aspects of their 
collegiate lives. 

"Being able to teach people who are behind 
me, knowing one day they'll be in the same spot I'm in, 
is the best part of TKE!' President Steven Morphew, senior 
psychology major, said. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon raises money for both the 
national philanthropy, Alzheimer's Association, and the 
chapter philanthropy, St. Jude's Children's Hospital. In the 
spring, Tau Kappa Epsilon hosted the Run for Reagan, 
a race to honor Tau Kappa Epsilon alumni Ronald 
Reagan, former president, and raise funds for Alzheimer's 
Association. Sponsors donate money for each lap ran, 
totaling $1,000. 

By raising $1,800, Tau Kappa Epsilon raised the 
most money of all campus Greek organizations earning 
them the Chili's contest award. 

In addition to fundraising, Tau Kappa Epsilon also 
got involved with community service, including playing 
baseball with children after school. 

Throughout the year Tau Kappa Epsilon balanced 



school, service and fun. 

The Tau Kappa Epsilon house, located on Greek 
Hill, not only served as the center of theme parties, social 
events and meetings, but also provided an environment 
where the brothers could learn about each other and 
bond. 

"The more you hang around these people, the 
less it feels like a fraternity and more like a family Alex St. 
Romain, freshmen psychology major, said. 

During the spring, Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers are 
honored at their Red Carnation Ball with internal awards 
such as Best GPA and Most Athletic. 

The wide range of men that comprise the 
fraternity makes Tau Kappa Epsilon stand out. 

"As soon as you spend the time to get to know 
these people, you know we're the best;' Morphew said. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon do their best to enjoy life while 
focusing on academics, friendships and service. 

"College is an experience that should be lived 
and not watched!' Morphew said. "That's something this 
fraternity can offer." 

- Taylor Graves 




(Front Row) Geoffrey Bailey, (Second Row) David Bridges, Dylan Corkern, Sean St. Romain, Jarred Knight (Third Row) Jerett Crumbley, Cory Schuez, 
Michael Gill, Brandon Lamartiniere, Ragan McQueen (Fourth Row) Steven Morphew, Donald Mote. Jonathan Watson, Michael Ebarb, Nathan Michael, 
Blake Hazelwood, Klayton Valega, D.J. Upton, Justin Aymond, Patrick Reed (Fitth Row) Kyle Froeba, Edward Rowzee 



220 | ] Tau Kappa Epsilon/Sigma Nu 



Sigma Nu 



In 1999 some men decided to bring the ideas and 
morals of Sigma Nu to campus. Anti-hazing is the main 
moral of the fraternity because its founders were hazed 
by other fraternities. 

"We wouldn't ask anyone to do anything we 
wouldn't do ourselves!' Toby Duet, senior sociology major, 
said. 

The men of Sigma Nu live by this code. 

The NSU Sigma Nu chapter has another trait 
they are proud of. Most of the men are athletes and are 
competitive. They won the Intramural Cup nine out of the 
last ten years. 

They also play various sports around the Sigma 
Nu house, and, although they are brothers, they are more 
competitive against each other. 

"You don't want to lose because they'll never let 
you live it downT Duet said. 

The Sigma Nu brothers do more than play sports. 
They also like to have fun with their friends. Each semester 
they throw at least three parties, usually at The Student 
Body, a dance club on Highway 1 Bypass, along with their 
semi-formal and formal. 



This semester The Body held four events for Sigma 
Nu. Bid Night was when Sigma Nu offered places to guys 
who rushed in the fall. They celebrated Halloween by 
dressing up in costumes for a Fright Night. Their auction 
was a big success which brought in a lot of money for St. 
Jude. 

While each event held its own success, the 
Beginning of the World party was the most involved out of 
the four. Each guest wore a toga and could walk around 
to different stations representing different parts of the 
world. 

Sigma Nu has taken St. Jude as their chapter 
philanthropy because they have a personal connection 
with patients of St. Jude. The chapter not only raises 
money for their philanthropy, but also gets involved 
in fundraisers St. Jude has, including a Walk-a-thon in 
Shreveport. 

Along with sports, fun and service, Sigma Nu's 
teach each other life-long lessons in the four years of 
college. 

"The lessons learned being Sigma Nu can be used 
the rest of your life!' Duet said. 

-Taylor Graves 







(Front Row) Justin Priola. Steven Stracner, John Oates, Chris Pearson (Second Row) 
Manuel, Tyler Fluitt. Caleb Gainey (Third Row) Ryan Ramshur, Sam Spurgeon (Fourth 
Row) Ty Duncan, Ethan Meredith (Fifth Row) Randy Hanley, Matt Leblanc, Toby Duet 
(Sixth Row) Derek Clavier, Matt Gauthier, James Major (Seventh Row) Cody Duskey 
Josh Collins (Eighth Row) Jeff Rich, Morgan Redman, Jared Kilpatrick 



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221 



College Panhellenic Council 

ladies governing together 



Women of integrity, poise and scholarship 
form a sisterhood and project their kindness upon the 
Natchitoches community. 

The National Panhellenic Conference, founded 
in 1902, is a grouping organization for 26 international 
women's sororities. 

The College Panhellenic Council is the governing 
body of all four National Panhellenic Conference sororities 
on campus: Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Mu 
and Sigma Sigma Sigma. 

With over 200 members on campus, the CPC is 
the governing body of all the NPC sororities. They run rush, 
or formally recruit, for all of the NPC sororities' member 
intake. 



"(CPC) brings all the sororities together in 
sisterhood!' President Cassie Canon said. "We may not all 
wear the same letters, but we all believe in many of the 
same aspects and share the same ideals." 

CPC membership is automatically granted when 
you join a National Panhellenic Conference sorority. 

The CPC also works with the girls' home in 
Natchitoches. 

CPC members promote and reflect the values of 
scholarship and service in their work. 

-Tori Ladd 




(Front) Monica Randazzo, Cassie Cannon, Denise Mobile, Alicia McDaniel, Stormie Moore (Second Row) Carolyn Bernard, Megan Berthelot, Jessica 
Black, Lauren Dickerson, Megan Vets (Third Row) Jannah Gray, Haley Chambliss, Renee Scallorn, Tiffani Pinell, Elizabeth Armond 



222 | Jcollege Panhellenic Council/National Pan Hellenic Council 



National Pan Hellenic Council 



look past the colors 

Red, blue, white, yellow, purple. Color doesn't 
matter. The fraternities and sororities that make up the 
National Pan-Hellenic Council don't let colors stand in their 
way of progress. 

"NPHC is made of driven leaders striving to insure 
our purpose is upheld to the best of our abilities!' President 
Asya Mitchem, senior political science major, said. 

NPHC is the governing body for the black Greek 
letter organizations, also known as the Divine 9. At NSU, 
only three fraternities and two sororities make up the 
council. 

In the fall, the organization hosts the NPHC Mixer, 
giving each sorority and fraternity a chance to share their 
history and display their unique qualities through step, 
dance, movie or whatever creative outlet they choose. 
The mixer introduces students to black Greek life and is 
an opportunity for students to find out more about an 
organization they may be interested in. 

In the spring, NPHC hosts "So you think you wanna 
go Greek?' a formal informational about all the black 
sororities and fraternities. This time, the organizations 
answer questions and give more specific guidelines about 
the qualifications for joining any one of the organizations. 



In between their individual service projects, NPHC 
managed to fit in some community service as a whole. 

The group cleaned the graveyard, painted the 
wall behind the student union, helped with campus clean 
up and volunteered at "Witch Way to Main Street" — the 
Halloween Carnival held downtown. 

NPHC also used their funds to replace the sporting 
equipment at the local Boys and Girls Clubs. 

"It was a little steep, but it's something that we 
really wanted to do!' Lauren Hughes, senior business major, 
said" 

Mitchem said NPHC has taught her to put 
differences aside and come together for a common 
cause so NPHC can move forward. 

While they each chose different paths, at the end 
of the day it's all for the same purpose. 

"NPHC organizations are so much beyond the 
letters!' Mitchem said, "there is more to us than the things 
you see" 

- Trecey Rew 




(Front Row) DAndreas Clark, Anesha Roberson, Akilah Givens, Hasim Jones, Asya Mitchem, Jeremy Evans (Second Row) Stacy Douglas, Keven Brooks. 
Randy Freeman, Lauren Hughes, Ariane Morgan, Vadeisha Williams (Back Row) Dywaine Robinson, Demetrius Payne. Dedra Brown, trey Jones, David 
Holmes. Kasey Brown 



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223 



Order of Omega 

maintaining the highest honor 



There is more to Greek life than partying and 
figuring out whose fraternity or sorority is the best. Order 
of Omega, a National Greek Honor Society that was 
founded in 1959 at the University of Miami, represents 
Greek unity and achievement. 

"Order of Omega is the highest honor you 
can achieve as a Greek, and we just try to enrich the 
Greek community because it's an organization for all 
Greek councils!' President Marissa Guidry senior business 
administration major, said. 

"It's a very small organization and it's very elite, 
and I like seeing other Greeks who are dedicated to their 
studies and who take pride in what they do" Guidry said. 



Along with maintaining the "highest Greek honor" 
the organization also participates in several different 
activities. 

"We planned a pep rally for homecoming with 
SGA. We also did a Halloween carnival where the different 
children from the community can come, and they can play 
different carnival games!' Guidry said. 

To qualify for Order of Omega a student must be 
a member of a Greek organization, have either junior or 
senior standing, fill out an application and participate in an 
interview. They must also maintain a GPA that is above the 
all Greek average, which varies each semester. 

- Shelita Dalton 




224 | ] Order of Omega/Demon Phi 



Demon Phi Cheerleader 

tumbles into school spirit 



"Spirit equals life!" is the motto Demon Phi 
Cheerleader members live by 

Since spring 2007 the co-ed fraternity has been 
working to support and promote NSU and its students. 

"We aim to increase student morale and 
participation here on campus. Therefore we support 
everyone and every organization on this campus!' 
President Sam Starr, junior biology major, said. 

The organization is for students who love cheering 
and want to support NSU. 

Although Demon Phi Cheerleader is a new 
fraternity the members find several ways to help out and 
get involved both on and off campus. 

"Recently we helped promote the fan bus that 
traveled to (Stephen R Austin University) for the last 
football game to help support the football program;' Starr 
said. 



The fraternity is also in the process of bringing a 
free "cheernastics" clinic on campus for children of all 
ages. Cheernastics is a combination of cheerleading and 
tumbling. 

Within the community, the members participated 
in a Teddy Bear Drive to donate teddy bears to children 
who are in the hospital for Christmas. 

In addition, the members helped out with the 
Student Support Services Fall Fest and tutor students at a 
local church. 

Demon Phi Cheerleader remains as the only 
chapter in the nation, however a second one may be 
created at Bossier Parish Community College. 

- Sarah Cramer 



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Kappa Kappa Psi 

melody of service 



The instruments are polished, the vans are loaded, 
the drummers are tapping off. The beat must go on. The 
adrenaline is pumping, the trumpets blare. The sounds of 
the Spirit of Northwestern fill the stadium. Off in the corner, 
helping make everything flow, are the brothers of the 
Theta Nu chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. 

Since 1984, the brothers continue to promote 
the existence of the university band, stimulate campus 
leadership and provide a pleasant and helpful social 
experience for the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band. 

"(We are) the hardest working organization on 
campus!' President Mark Dorsey, senior music education 
major, said. 

Their many projects include cleaning Highway 1 
South, the Alumni Plaza, the band hall and the Creative 
and Performing Arts school. They also provide ongoing 
service to the band by loading and unloading equipment, 
providing water and PowerAde and running errands for Bill 
Brent, director of bands. 

Kappa Kappa Psi also cleaned and painted local 



band rooms throughout the summer, built new storage 
units and cooked meals for the band during band camp. 

"We are the most reliable, helpful and dedicated 
group of band students!' Treasurer Giquan Garrett, senior 
music education major, said. "We will be there to do it no 
matter what time of day." 

The organization also organizes fundraisers to help 
support the community service needs. The fundraisers 
include DJ gigs to provide musical entertainment for 
interested parties, piano bashes where students paid 
money to beat a piano with a sledge hammer and 
working concession stands at the Louisiana Music 
Educators Association competing on campus and at 
other events. 

"We are the backbone to the Spirit of 
Northwestern;' Historian Corey Joachim, junior music 
education major, said. "There's a lot done behind the 
scenes, and I want to be a part of that." 

-Bethany Frank 




(Front) Joseph Casselberry, Nicole Bullard, Maria hegman, Ty Lege, Amy Fain, Demarcus Carlin, Giquan Garrett (Second Row) Brian Williams, Mark 
Dorsey, Mark Daniels, Carlos Ortiz IV Corey Joachim, Preston Spencer, Will Lafayette, Justin Vercher (Third Row) Ryan Franklin, Zach Bartley, Chris Taylor, 
David Steele, Jared Kutz, Adam Black, Kyle Stagno 



226 | ] Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma 




(Front Row) Shannon Shugart, Yasmin, Catherine Halverson (Second Row) Blair Pickett. 
Gabriela Gutierez. Andrea Lucien. LeeAnn Riley. Justina LeJeune (Third Row) MaQueta 
Pipkin, Angela Walker, Brittany Williams. Clarissa Moses, Daniel Coffman, Ola Demusdackson 



Tau Beta Sigma 



behind the scenes 



Like the music to your ears, Tau Beta Sigma has 
been the driving force of The Spirit of Northwestern since 
1986. The sisters of Tau Beta Sigma come from all ethnic 
backgrounds and locations to meet for one common 
cause 

The purpose of Tau Beta Sigma is to serve the 
band, band members and encourage women as band 
professionals. Originally established in 1946, the sisters of 
Tau Beta Sigma also have a deep passion for community 
service 

"We have won SGA's Community Service Award 
three years straight;' President Yasmine Grayson, music 
education major, said. "We were the sorority with the 
most community service hours, and we are proud of it" 

In addition to community service, the 15 members 
worked closely with the band. They cleaned the band 
hall, raised money for new uniforms, handed out uniforms 



before performances, maintained the band's appearance 
and fulfilled band directors orders. They even distributed 
treat bags and popsicles to band members after 
practices or performances. 

"Everything you see in the band, Tau Beta Sigma 
worked behind the scenes for it? Grayson said. 

Tau Beta Sigma makes a yearly effort to 
participate in "Demon Drum Day!' Color Guard Day, NSU's 
Marching Festival, Cancer Walk and Alpha Phi Alpha's 
Greek Explosion. 

The sisters select women they believe are the best 
of the best musically and academically, and they meet 
weekly to discuss what's next on their busy agenda. 

-Kayla Wagner 



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Phi Mu Alpha 



spreading service through song 



The Gamma Rho chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 
fraternity has been carrying on its musical tradition on 
NSU's campus since 1942. 

"(We) promote music throughout America" 
Treasurer and Music Director Joshua Nuss, junior liberal arts 
major, said. 

The fraternity is a part of the Sinfonia Education 
Foundation, where the members work to donate money 
and supplies to music programs across the country. 

"It functions just like VH1's 'Save the Music." We 
donate money, supplies and volunteer hours to music 
programs all across America;' Nuss said. 

On campus, Phi Mu Alpha spends its time working 
with the School of Creative and Performing Arts. Along 
with Sigma Alpha lota, they work as ushers for various 
concerts, volunteer at different festivals and campus 
contests, and work at NSU Symphony Society banquets. 

The fraternity helps out around the community 



as well. The brothers hosted Band Day where they travel 
to nearby high schools that have poorly funded band 
programs. 

"We clean up the whole (band) room, paint it, 
give lessons to their kids and make a donation;' Nuss said. 

In addition to Band Day, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 
participates in Mill's Music Mission, where the brothers 
perform at nursing homes in the community. The members 
sing to the residents and pass flowers out to the women in 
the home. 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia does not host a formal rush 
as the fraternities that are a part of the Greek system 
do. They hold what they call a "smokerr an informational 
for any who is interested. Those who are interested are 
welcome to spend a day with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. 
At the end of the night, the brothers vote for their new 
members. 

- Sarah Cramer 




(Front Row) Adam Coen, Brandon Legnion, Spencer Sepuluado, Charlie Potts, Benjamin Wood. Thomas Myrick, Brendon Mizener, James Durbin (Second 
Row) Joshua Nusst, Dawson Wainright, Adam Faucheaux, Jacob Deniakos, Jorge Cantu (Third Row) Collin Woodson, Joseph DiMarco (turned head), 
Matthew Foster. Daniel Coffman (Fourth Row) Louis Papia, Watson Nichols, kyle Lacore (Fifth Row) Richard Kyle, Paul Adams, Michael Wimberly, Cam- 
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228 | J Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia/Sigma Alpha lota 




(Front Row) Meagan Gibson, Stephanie Stubbs, Erika Bettevy (Second Row) Maddie Morrow. Sarah 
Caffey (Third Row) Erica Vincent. Jade Dupre. Amy Fain (Fourth Row) Lillian Hare. Stephanie Ojeda 
(Fifth Row) Allison Carpenter, Linda Aguilar, Natalie Johnson (Sixth Row) Jessica Puente. Sarah Hunt 

Sigma Alpha lota 

raising their voices to promote music 



The women of Sigma Alpha lota all share one 
thing in common: their sincere love for music. 

"Daughters of a great and singing nation, let your 
voices rise in dedication!' their anthem states. 

Sigma Alpha lota is a sorority founded to help 
and promote music education. Founded in 1903, it is an 
international music fraternity. 

"We have 31 memPers here at NSIX Megan 
Stephens, senior music education major, said. "All 
memPers have a love for music and want to help spread 
music to the community!' 

"Our main goal is to promote music in the 
community President Jessica Puente said. 

"We have an annual music carnival that raises 
money to help us repair elementary and high schools 
instruments and allow us to give lessons to students!' 
Puente said. 

In addition to the carnival, the women hosted 
monthly fundraisers including a Creative and Performing 



Arts Idol, a spin off of American Idol where they had a 
talent show. The proceeds went to sorority members in 
training. 

Members in training must be involved in at least 
one credit of music classes and must have completed 
one semester of courses. 

"I have been an active member since spring '07' 
Linda Augilar, junior music education major, said. "Sigma 
Alpha lota has given me a sisterhood that I can always 
rely on!' 

Not every member is a music major or comes from 
a musical background, but this does not matter to the 
women of Sigma Alpha lota as long as they all share their 
sincere love for music. 

"We hold music dear to our hearts and strive to 
promote it in our community on and off campus!' Puente 
said. 

-Ashley Millhouse 



Organizations | | 229 



African American Caucus 

adding fun to academics 



For some students, college is only business, never 
pleasure. 

Bogged down in a never-ending cycle of classes, 
exams, projects and internships, these go-getters forget 
to pursue the other side of college life — fun and new 
friendships. 

"Our goal is to be united as African Americans 
(and] to make the campus fun!' President Erica Narcisse, 
senior CIS major, said. 

The African American Caucus, founded in 1990, 
provides students with a unique mixture of social events 
and service projects. Every semester the organization 
has its own week, similar to those held by fraternities and 
sororities. 

The AAC holds two major events — the fall "Thicka 
Than a Snicka" pageant, which features full-figured 



contestants, and the "Ghetto Grammys'' where awards 
are handed out for different categories such as "Pimp My 
Rider "Mr. and Miss. Flirtatious!' and dance. 

AAC activities are not all fun and games, however. 

"We go to the Boys and Girls Club and help with 
homework!' Narcisse said. "We try to do a little something 
different every semester." 

The group also hosts Unity Day, a student 
appreciation barbecue held on Intramural field in 
cooperation with Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and sponsors 
other free events for students. 

-Kevin Clarkston 




(Front Row) Terry Finister, Erica Narcisse, Kerrisha Brown, LaTara Williams, Octavia Bolds, Tiffani Hills, Tiffany O'neal, Jaleesa Garth, Colby Bell, Cherrelle 
Williams (Back Row) Khris Brown, Kristen Jackson, Camille Cenales, ShaMarcus Gray, Justin Thompson, Ashanti Butler, Natasha Anderson, LaDarrellinique 
Butler, Terry Finister 



230 | ] African American Caucus/Anthropological Society 



Anthropological 
Society 



bringing the world to 
Northwestern 



Since 1974, NSU's Anthropological Society has 
sought to help students discover and appreciate the 
diverse array of cultures Natchitoches and the world has 
to offer. 

"(Our purpose is) to teach and explore all the 
anthropology around this area!' Vice President Curtis 
Desselles said. 

The group holds several events throughout the 
year. On Basket Day held in December in Williamson 
Museum on the second floor of Kyser Hall, local Native 
Americans sell homemade clothing, jewelry baskets and 
crafts. 

Desselles said the event, which has been taking 
place for 30 years, attracts customers from all over. 

The Anthropological Society also helps the 



community by participating in cleanup day for the 
Natchitoches Bridgetown Cemetery. 

Membership is open to all students interested in 
anthropology, Desselles said. 

Members are able to participate in barbecues and 
field trips, such as a recent excursion to Dallas, Texas, for a 
King Tut Exhibit, and others out of country. 

"Last summer they went to Egypt for two weeks!' 
Desselles said. 

Whether traveling to Africa or exposing local 
residents to Native American culture, the Anthropological 
Society will continue its mission to bring the world to NSU 
and Natchitoches. 

-Kevin Clarkston 




(In Alphabetical Order) Dean Barnes. Ashley Constance, Curtis Desselles. Joseph Evans. 
Hart, Cat Lobre, Rodney Meziere. Amanda Paul. Elisabeth Pierite, Marie Richards 



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(Front Row) Anna maples, Toby Winkler, Cody Chop, Julien Bouta, Barbara Russell (Second 
Row) Jeffrey Turpin, Tony Holden, Anthony Mason (Third Row) Allison Brewer, Rodrick 
Mcintosh, Rebel Powell, Christopher Quirk (Fourth Row) Paul Reisener, Jared Shifflett, Jesse 
Calhoun (Fifth Row) Devon Drake, Corey Jones 

Association for Information Technology Professionals 

top-rated and proud 



Designed to develop students' understanding of 
the professional world they aspire to become a part of, 
the Association for Information Technology Professionals 
has both professional and student chapters. 

AITP attends both a Region 3 Conference and 
National Collegiate Conference during the year. 

The Region 3 Conference is a preliminary for the 
National Collegiate Conference where students and 
professionals gather for industry speakers, job fairs and 
competitions. 

The NSU chapter has achieved high awards in 
competitions, including the information system skills 
competition, in past National Collegiate Conferences 
against schools such as Purdue University, Brigham Young 
University and Missouri State University. 

"The distinguishable characteristics of AITP have 
been being top-rate against countless universities:' Devon 
Drake, senior CIS major, said. "We have proved we can 
compete with reputable universities across the nation." 

AITP raised money through a "PhoneraiserT where 



they collected old cell phones for proper recycling. 
Members of AITP also worked the ticket booths for the 
Natchitoches Christmas Festival. 

The organization sponsored sessions for computer 
information system students to help them prepare for job 
interviews and give tips on skills for the work force. 

AITP helps students get their foot in the door to an 
expansive field, 

"I enjoy the opportunity to enhance myself in my 
career." Drake said. "It offers me resources and things I 
wouldn't have otherwise" 

AITP can leave a legacy of the kinds of talent and 
abilities students have. 

"We (embrace) the fact that our small 
Natchitoches, La., university has the abilities to rival other 
high universities in the competition we perform]' Drake 
said. 

-Taylor Graves 



232 | ] Association for Information Technology Professionals/Baptist Collegiate Ministries 



Baptist Collegiate Ministries 

a new home, the same mission 



A traditional college experience is about 
expanding horizons and meeting new people. 

These activities are on a different level for the 
members of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries because they 
share fellowship in their savior, Jesus Christ. This fellowship 
provides a balance through their busy collegiate lives. 

"The Gospel of Luke tells us that we must grow in 
a balanced way and BCM provides that opportunity in 
ways that the university cannot!' Minister Bill Collins said. 

Membership is open to the entire student body 
but a core group of 20 students makes up the leadership 
team. Their fellowship goes beyond a Wednesday night 
meeting. The friendships gained through the organization 
have deeply enriched their lives. 

"Because of them, I have the opportunity every 
day to learn more about our Lord and prosper in him!' 
Fletcher Johnson, senior journalism major, said. 

The Friedman Student Union was once a home 
for their fellowship. But now with the growth of the 
organization, they will relocate to a new facility, funded 



by the Louisiana Baptist Convention, across the street 
from Prather Coliseum. 

Because of BCM's strong presence on campus 
with members from diverse degree concentrations, they 
often offer a helping hand around campus aside from 
their ministries. 

They volunteer to work parking lots for sporting 
events and participate in canned food drives, but that 
local sense of duty has translated to serious commitments 
to witnessing for their ministries. 

While most chose to relax during last year's spring 
break. Savanna Martin, senior psychology major, traveled 
to Guatemala for a mission trip to spread the word of 
Christ to children. 

"To be able to see a child's face in Guatemala 
just light up because you are there is so amazing, and the 
opportunity would not have been possible without my 
involvement with BCM;' Martin said. 

-Cody Bourque 




(Front) Mandie Emfinger, Joshua Harris, Chirs Smith, Dallas Irvin, Erin Fontenot, Emily Essmeier, Samantha Wright, Katie Craft. Tara Luck, Renae Brown, 
Cordel Collins. Phyllis Collins, Bill Collins (Second Row) Chris Anderson, Matthew English, Matthew Fowler, Kyle May, ShaMarcus Gray, Matt May. Gavin 
Montgomery, Andy Bullard. Casey Soileau. Shekinah Siegmund. Amber Evans. Eva Wilson. Alecia Sullivan (Third Row) Ryan Humprey Sarah Sutton, Eric 
Brooks, Fletcher Jonson, Josh Karl, Tina Howes, Kam Shing-Ching, Adam Livingston 



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(Front Row) Maryann Mbaka. Kaitlin Ward, Megan McCain, Ivanyka Perkins (Second Row) Christina 
Atteridge, Jessica Black, Sarah Timmons, Jin Cheng (Third Row) Katie Martin, Stephanie Montgomery, 
Andrew Coombs, Devin Owens, Francene Lemoine 

Beta Beta Beta 

explaining the heart, making a difference 



Through service, Beta Beta Beta, a biological 
honor society, takes care of the campus and community. 

The organization recycled in Bienvenue Hall, 
paved the Beta Beta Beta walkway after complaints 
about the muddy path, and is working on fixing the Beta 
Beta Beta monument laid down in the '60s. 

During homecoming week Beta Beta Beta, with 
the Student Activities Board, collected paper, plastic and 
aluminum cans in the Friedman Student Union and took 
the items to a recycling firm in Shreveport. 

Members also explained the heart to students at 
NSU Middle Lab. 

"We were answering questions like 'Can you live 
without a heart?'" Maryann Mbaka, senior biology and 
mathematics major, said. 

Beta Beta Beta plans to continue going to the 
school and help teachers explain difficult topics. 

They participated in another project involving 
not only the heart, but the mind as well, when they 
volunteered at the Alzheimer's Walk in October. 

The grandmother of one member, whose 
grandmothers both had Alzheimer's, personally asked the 



organization to help with the walk. 

"She said her way of dealing with the issue was to 
help raise money;' Mbaka said. "We wanted to help so we 
decided to take the whole volunteer aspect of it." 

The organization helped with registration and sold 
concessions. The money made from the concession stand 
was then donated back to the walk. 

In between service projects, the organization 
combined fundraising and fun with a "Pie the Professor" 
activity. 

Students bought raffle tickets and put them into 
jars with a professor's name. If the student's name was 
drawn, they had the opportunity to pie a professor. 

"Everything we do is outside projects!' Mbaka said. 
"We never really do anything for our chapter" 

Members of Beta Beta Beta must be a biology 
major or minor, have a 3.0 major GPA, at least 12 hours of 
biology courses, and be interested in service, leadership 
and biology research. 

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Black Knights 

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The Black Knights led as an example of 
professionalism and leadership on NSU's campus. 

The organization is a chapter of the National 
Society of Pershing Rifles, a society that strives to develop 
military skills and discipline in students throughout the 
nation. 

"We instill core army values!' President Nathan 
Pearson, freshman industrial engineering major, said. 

Black Knights members participate in several 
activities, including a drill team, camping trips, visits to the 



D-day Museum in New Orleans, La. and a co-ed football 
team. 

They also host fundraisers and do community 
service around Natchitoches with charities including 
DOVES. 

"The most recent thing we did was a walk for 
Alzheimer's disease!' Pearson said. 

Black Knights is not only for students who plan on 
a career in the military. All students are welcome to join. 

- Sarah Cramer 




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Blue Key Honor Society 

leading the way 



An elite group of students, chosen for scholarship, 
leadership service, character, and integrity, have the 
privilege of belonging to the Blue Key Honor Society. 

"It's a great honor to become a member of this 
internationally known organization!' President Quincy 
Jackson, senior business administration major, said. 

With 100 students applying each year, only 20 to 
25 are chosen for membership. 

Candidates must have at least 45 credit hours and 
a 3.0 semester and cumulative GPA. They must also have 
demonstrated active participation in service-oriented 
school or community organizations, said Jackson. 

The members participated in several community 
service projects. 

During the Christmas season, they made cards for 



residents of a local nursing home and "adopted" four 
children whose parents could not afford to buy gifts. 

Some members also helped clean the home of 
an elderly, disabled NSU student. 

As president of the organization, Jackson has the 
honor of escorting graduates into the commencement 
ceremony and to the stage to receive their diplomas. 
Also at graduation, the members of the organization sell 
flowers. 

Blue Key offers a $100 scholarship each semester 
to the member who attends the most meetings and 
events. 

-Trecey Rew 




(Front Row) Sarah Timmons, Shaneka Young, Quincy Jackson, Heidi Stallings, Keshia Levingston, Angeiisa Watson (Second Row) Rachel McCalister, 
Hannah perot, Lauren Lupo, Jocelyn Kyle, Cary Bruno, Lauren Hughes, Shaval Stewart, Megan Gibson (Third Row) Devin Owens, Maryann Mbaka, Trenese 
Hypolite, Markenia Boutte, Haven Barnes, Alanda Jackson, Samantha Wright, Kayla Wingfield 



236 | ]Blue Key Honor Society/Business Professionals of America 




(Front Row) Shanyrica White, Austen Dockens. Whitney Parker, Nancy Griffin, Karrie Simpson, Starleana Boston, Kelvin O'Binns Jr., Dr. Julie McDonald 
(Back Row) Dr. Walter Creighton, Wendy Barton, Josh Russell, Seth Pryor, Jannah Gray, Amanda Payne, Hannah Salter, Kenny Gee, James McAlpin, Jared 
Kilpatrick 

Business Professionals of America 

foundation for the future 



"Today's students. Tomorrow's business 
professionals" is the motto the Business Professionals of 
America members. 

The organization, which only has one chapter in 
Louisiana, is in its sixth year at NSU. 

"(BPA is) a multi-level student nation-wide business 
organization with a goal to improve business education!' 
Advisor Walter Creighton said 

BPA prepares members for the business world. 
Business meetings are held monthly, and the members 
attend national leadership conferences in cities across 
the nation, including Reno, Nev, New York City and 
Anaheim, Calif. 

For their philanthropy, Operation Christmas Child, 



BPA members collected presents. Operation Christmas 
Child is an organization that sends shoeboxes full of 
presents to impoverished children around the world. 

BPA also participated with the annual J. Walter 
Porter Forum, which is sponsored by the College of 
Business. 

The forum brings successful business leaders 
and professionals to campus to connect them with the 
students and give the students a taste of the business 
world. 

BPA is for any, and all, future business leaders. 

"Any students from grade seven through college 
may participate;' Creighton said. 

- Sarah Cramer 



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Catholic Student Organization 

home away from home 



Once the Newman Club of NSU, the Catholic 
Student Organization has continued to guide Catholic 
students on campus since 1963. 

The CSO hosted a weekly Wednesday night 
supper with food donated by Holy Cross parishioners 
for both NSU and Louisiana School of Math Science and 
the Arts students. In addition to the dinner, they also 
sometimes hosted an adoration or praise and worship. 

"It brings everyone together in a communion of 
Christian fellowship;' Allie Brewer, junior CIS major, said. 

Each year, the CSO also attended the Louisiana 
Catholic Student Conference, this year hosted at the 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The conference 
included a group mass, different talks hosted by world- 
renowned speakers and a social. 

Brewer enjoyed hearing what the speakers had to 
say and how they presented new views on topics such as 
abortion and living morally. 



"They are so prevalent and expected that it's 
not often you hear someone talk about it!' she said. 
"(Students) don't hear about it anywhere else. When 
you are totally immersed in something it is refreshing and 
important to hear an opposing opinion." 

The CSO also traveled to Kisatchie to play in the 
bayou, cookout and have a good time. They also carved 
pumpkins for Halloween, watched the Christmas parade 
on the roof of the CSO house and cooked s'mores in the 
backyard. 

The organization is laid back, and you could 
almost always find someone just hanging out at the 
house, Brewer said. 

"It's nice to have an organization that doesn't 
have a 24/7 involvement!' she said. 

Coming from Memphis, Tenn., Brewer, like any 
student, found a home away from home at the little white 
house on Second Street. 




(Front Row) Lacey McKerall, PJ. Barker, Michelle Jones, Sarah Sterling (Second Row) Whitney Rivett, Hannah Metoyer, Diane Daniels, Allie Brewer, Jessica 
Benoit, Tommy Myrick, Lindsay Browning, Brittany Domangue, Elizabeth Pool, Kaleigh McCord, Jacob Deniakos (Third Row) Tyler Williams, Mike Davis, 
Corey Joachim, Lindsey Rome, Joe Roque, Timothy Cantrelle Jr., Charlie Potts, Katie Stockton, (Fourth Row) Father Jason Gootee, Austin Jensmore, 
Brendon Mizner 



238 



] Catholic Student Organization/Circle K International 




Circle K International 

leading the campus in service 



With a vision "to be the leading global community 
service organization on college and university campuses 
that enriches the world one member, one child and 
one community at a time!' the Circle K group, Kiwanis 
International sponsored, strived for excellence while 
keeping a light-hearted environment so members can 
have fun. 

"It's always fun to see people's faces whenever 
you help them out and to see how happy they are!' 
President Elizabeth Pool, junior education major, said. "In 
the end when you see people's faces and how much 
you've helped them, that's what makes everything else 
worth it." 

Circle K helps in any way they can, which is 
evident by their combined total of 1,200 service hours 
last year and 422 since April, making them one of the 



most active community service-based organizations on 
campus. 

"We all have a lot of energy and just a variety 
of people!' Pool said. "I think we also stand out by the 
number of service hours we do. Like we do a whole lot" 

Circle K raised $300 for the American Cancer 
Society at Relay for Life this year and organized relief trips 
for Habitat for Humanity to help with hurricane relief. 

Members volunteered at Rebel State Park as part 
of their annual haunted house in October and donated 
food to the Alexandria food bank for Thanksgiving. 

Every Christmas they go to a girls' home and 
present them with gifts and help organize the Christmas 
Fest parade participants. 

They also do the conventional fundraisers like bake 
sales, jambalaya sales and car washes. 

-Kera Simon 




Organizations | | 239 



College Democrats 

making a difference, one election at a time 



The Democratic party is not made up of only 
liberals and 35-year-olds. 

Young people of different ages and backgrounds 
who all possess the same common goals comprise the 
College Democrat organization. 

"The main goal of our organization is to get voters 
out and register them to vote, get them to the polls, get 
Democrats elected to the State House, the State Senate, 
U.S. Congress, Senate and the Presidency as we did in this 
election!' Vice President Heath Boddie, junior secondary 
education major, said. 

College Democrats are asked to "call upon 
many more young people to recognize the importance 
of public service and political participation in order to 
deliver the change the country needs!' according to 
collegedems.com. 



The organization was busy getting the job done. 

In order to help urge citizens to get out and vote, 
they participated in phone banking and went door to 
door. 

"I joined the College Democrats because I 
personally was tired of the Republican administration and 
the Republican control and the slim majority we had!' 
Boddie said. "I thought that if I got out more Democratic 
senators, congressman and voters we can definitely make 
a change and we won; we just wanted to help people 
out and get things changed." 

The organization is open to all NSU students, While 
it is free to join, members are responsible for showing up 
to meetings, joining the Facebook group and contributing 
their time and support. 

- Shelita Dalton 




(Front Row) Trinity George, Chris Pruden, Melissa Long (Back Row) Teagan Rymer, Matt Morrison, Heath Boddie 



240 | ] College Democrats/Flight Team/NSU Crew 



Flight Team 

taking flight 

The Flight Team is taking off and soaring to new 
heights this year. 

"We're trying to get it started back up' President 
Jordan Eastridge, sophomore general studies major, said. 

The team is planning on attending the Safety and 
Evaluation Conference for the first time in a couple years. 

"(SAFECON) is what Flight Team is all about: 
Eastridge said. 

NSU's Flight Team is a part of the National 
Intercollegiate Flying Association, which is made up 
teams from schools across the country. SAFECON is 
a competition of flight and ground events involving 
schools within the NIFA. NSU competes against schools in 
Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. 

For the ground events, team members compete 
against others to test their skills mapping out courses. The 



flying events include a competition where team members 
fly over a target and drop objects, a landing competition 
and a race across the country. 

Flight Team members spent this year training for 
the upcoming SAFECOM 

"To go to the competition we have try-outs!' 
Eastridge said. "(We) want to take the best people to 
represent the school." 

Flight Team and SAFECON are not limited to only 
aviation students, and there is no membership fee to 
join. Any students who are a part of the team may be 
selected for ground events at the conference. However a 
pilot's license is required to participate in flying events. 

- Sarah Cramer 



NSU Crew 



crew's control 



Pushing past the limit and exquisite teamwork 
represent the drive needed to exemplify the personality 
of a member of the Demon Crew. 

NSU Crew started in 1988 and became an official 
club sport in 1989. They competed against over 200 
schools throughout the last few years 

NSU Crew, a year-round sport, hosted recruitment 
meetings at the beginning of every semester. Open to all 
full time students, there was no experience required to 
join. 

President Brandi Guilbeau led the 33-member 
team. 

Crew is a highly awarded and successful club 
sport. They have participated in many regattas and 
competitions, including Head of the Tennessee, Head of 
the Oklahoma, Head of the Brazos, Chattanooga Head 
Race and Racer Regatta. 

Its members also hosted home scrimmages with 
several schools, including Louisiana State University 
Washington University, University of Texas, Tulane University 
and Wichita State University, and officially hosted the 
Marathon Rowing Championships. This fall was the 19th 
annual race and was the largest in race history with 1 15 
boat entries. 

NSU Crew's Women's Varsity 8 (WV8+] is the 
current state champions. 

NSU Crew's Novice Light Wieght Men (NLM4+) 
received a bronze medal at the SIRA, conference 



championship, the first men's medal in five years. 
NSU Crew VW8+ received its first conference ranking 
at 9th and posted the 5th fastest time in the qualifying 
heats. Varsity women were only the second crew in Head 
of Tennessee history to sweep both the VW8+ and VW4+, 
and the first non-NCAA team to do so. 

Last spring some of NSU's rowers were selected 
to become a part of the American Collegiate Rowing 
Association (ACRA), the national governing body of 
rowing clubs. Those students include senior Jessica 
Craig, who became NSU Crew's first ACRA Academic Ail- 
American Rower; sophomore Emily Grimmett and senior 
Sadie Wintersteen who were selected as second team 
ACRA All-American Team and ACRA AHSouth Team. 

Leading this team was Head Coach, Jason Stelly 
who has been affiliated with the team for seven and a 
half years. The team also had two volunteer assistant 
coaches: Richard Ziegler and Jessica Craig. 

"I enjoy introducing young students and athletes 
to the sport of rowing;' Stelly said. 

"Generally, students have no rowing experience, 
and we have to teach them to row;' he said. "It's satisfying 
to see the excitement of students who become attached 
and to develop love for the sport." 

-Tori Ladd 



Organizations | | 241 




(Front Row) Jeffrey McNear (kneeling), Steven Cambren, Maureen Hunt, Trenise Fulford, Rebecca Jones (Back Row) Braydon Bolton, Austin Burns, Jer- 
emy Stallings, Michael Chandler, Mark Bloodworth II, Murray Gros, Bret Lachey, Susan Ferrant 



Gamers Guild 

just playing around 




Halo, Poker and World of Warcraft are nothing the 
members of Gamers Guild can't handle. The members of 
the organization spend their time doing what they love 
most: playing games. 

"We play video games" Vice President Maureen 
Hunt, junior criminal justice major, said. "We also play card 
games, computer and handheld games, or we just make 
up our own games." 

The members of the organization created their 
own version of the classic board game "Clue." 

We play by the same rules, we just act out our 
characters;' Hunt said. 

Gamers Guild is available to anyone and everyone 
who is interested in having fun, whether wanting to play 
games or just watch. 

- Sarah Cramer 




242 | jGamers Guild/Helping Hands 



Helping Hands 

putting themselves out there 



With the help of many hands, hearts and students, 
Helping Hands brought much service to the Natchitoches 
community. 

Helping Hands was re-established on campus in 
2001 

Helping Hands has a long resume' of awards, 
including champions of a host of Homecoming activities 
this year. 

"A highlight of Helping Hands is being the leading 
service organization on campus and the willingness of 
other RSO's to collaborate with us to perform various 
service projects!' Adviser Jamie Flanagan, student 
support service administrator, said. 

In the past, Helping Hands volunteered at the Red 
Cross Hurricane Relief shelter, assisted at the Women's 
Resource Center (Crisis Pregnancy Center), the Boys 
and Girls Club of El Camino for their Annual Steak and 
Burger Dinner, visited the Cane River Children's Home and 
donated Christmas presents to the Boys and Girls Club of 



El Camino. 

Every fall. Helping Hands hosts Fall Fest, where 
they hold a carnival in the Friedman Student Union for 
community children to come on campus for a fun, safe 
evening in October. 

In the spring, they hosted their Annual Black 
History Program in Magale Recital Hall. 

Helping Hands is credited with initiating the first 
Black History Program celebration on the NSU campus in 
2002. They accumulated over 400 NSU students, faculty 
and staff. With the hard work of Helping Hands students, 
the Black History Program received NSU 's Program of 
Year award for 2002. 

"As the advisor, I have enjoyed constantly looking 
for service to get the group involved in, and many of the 
members are premier students at NSU' Flanagan said. 

- Tori Ladd 




(Front Row) Justin Thompson, Ariane Morgan, Brandy Jones, Jasmine Shofer, Brittany Scott, Bridget Scott, Shardai Adesoic (Second Row) Jordan 
Higginbotham, Ivanyka Perkins, Chasity Mc Dermott, Azielle B. Craiges, Davone Richard, Kourthey Reece, Redecca Jones, Amanda Carro (Third Row) 
Kendall Vinning. Sji Wyatt, Vadeisha Williams, Shequita Douglas, Charniece Scott, Bianca Warren, Maureen Hunt. Monique Chachere, Shamarcus Gray 
(Fourth Row) Eric Howard, Markenia Boutte: Maketia Morrison, Lauren Hughes, Jennifer Blake. Asley Potier. Danielle Washington, Randy Freeman Jr (Fifth 
Row) Mareo Webb, Patrick Brooks, Sherdrika Fowler, Victoria Carrillo, Cecile Bodet, Akiko Jones, George Standifer, Taylor Norton 



Organizations | 



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Bobbie Nowlin, Katrina Patterson, Jacob Punch, Allen Sepuluado, Tery O'Leary 



Institute of Industrial Engineers 



creating networks 



The Institute of Industrial Engineers (HE) is a 
professional society dedicated solely to the support 
of the industrial engineering profession and individuals 
involved with improving quality and productivity. 

The institute was founded in 1948 and was called 
the American Institute of Industrial Engineers until 1981, 
when the name was changed to reflect its international 
membership base. 

Members include both college students and 
professionals. HE holds annual regional and national 
conferences in the United States. HE is headquartered in 
the United States in Norcross, Georgia, a suburb located 
northeast of Atlanta. 

-From iienet2.org 



244 | ] Institute ot Industrial Engineers/Kappa Pi 



Kappa Pi 

just adding a little color 



Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity was 
originally started at NSU in 1959, Put was reestablished 
with the Gamma Mu Chapter in 2007 

Kappa Pi is most known for its community and 
service projects. 

"We have a pet-service learning project with 
Natchitoches Parish School System, and children involved 
in the Hope USA program:' Adviser Leslie Gruesbeck, 
coordinator of galleries, said. "We teach art lessons to 
them through parties we host around seasonal holidays." 

Along with the recruiting office, Kappa Pi hosts 
area events to show NSU and the College of Liberal Arts 
to interested high school students 

Kappa Pi also holds art clothes-line sales, where 
affordable student-produced art is sold to other students 
and the public. 

While promoting and organizing museum trips 
to nearby cities such as Dallas and Houston, they also 
hold fund raisers to assist with attending professional 
conferences in art and design. 



Kappa Pi also has an annual Halloween party 
dedicated to fun, food and costumes. 

"It's fun, and a great opportunity to get out and 
to experience art with the community;' Secretary Amanda 
Roe, art graduate student said. 

Their recent accomplishments include winning first 
place in the 2007 homecoming competitions and winning 
the People's Choice award in Student Activities Board's 
Spring Fling Gumbo Cook Off. 

Anyone can join Kappa Pi. To be a full member 
a student must complete 12 hours of art courses, earn a 
3.0 GPA in those classes and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA. 
Until the student completes 12 hours, they are considered 
to be an associate member and cannot vote during the 
elections. 

-Tori Ladd 




(Front Row) Michael Herren Alison Roberts. Stephanie Quinn, Haven Barnes, Sarah Clarius, Amanda Roe, Jorge Cantu, Danielle Kenny, Valerie Powel 
Becky Edwaras (Back Row) Isaac Powell, Quentin Dunn, Leslie Greusbeck, Matt DeFord, Larrie King 



Organizations | | 245 



Ladies of Achievement 



major achievers 



The title almost says it all. Ladies of Achievement is 
an organization strongly devoted to recognizing students 
for their achievements, but it's not just for ladies; it's open 
to men as well. 

The group promotes service contributions to the 
NSU and local community; unity, strength, academic 
achievements and a lifestyle that is morally, spiritually and 
socially uplifting President Ashely Acker, senior social work 
major said. 

After being a group for only one year, they have 
already managed to have some notable achievements. 
The group chose to focus on their "major achievers 
theme" and recognize students who excelled in their 
major. 

Donyelle Clark, senior English major, was one 
of two people who applied and was accepted to the 
Experience Korea School Program. 



Ladies of Achievement is dedicated to striving for 
excellence in education, empowering its constituents and 
achieving, Acker said. 

"We address social, economical and health issues 
through community based programs!' Acker said. "We 
strive to uphold our faith, leadership and service to others 
along with our allegiance to family community and our 
country." 

Members of Ladies of Achievement must be full- 
time students at NSU or BPCC and be able show high 
measures in academics, campus involvement, work 
ethic, community involvement, interpersonal skills and 
communication. 

-Trecey Rew 




246 | ] Ladies of Achievement/Lambda 




(Front Row) Ryan Jester, Matthew Morrison, Patrick Brooks, Kevin Clarkston, Timothy Gattie, Ashley Brown, Larrie King (Second Row) Jared Gaspard, 
Charlie Bass, Jake Adams, Melissa Long, Tiffany Caudill, Cami Ambeau (Third Row) Tara Luck, Heather Smith, Geneva McAuliffe, Coty Verdin, Khirsten 
Doolan, Erin Mayfield 



Lambda 



raising awareness and providing support 



LAMBDA is a gay rights symbol, originating in the 
80s, that became a non-profit gay lesbian, bisexual, 
transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, 
inequality, hate crimes and discrimination by encouraging 
self-acceptance, cooperation and non-violence. 

While the organization does not officially 
recognize collegiate chapters, NSU uses the symbol to 
represent its support and acceptance for homosexual, 
bisexual and transgendered individuals on campus. 

"Instead of outright resistance, we get a lot of 
apathy. You know, ignoring, not caring!' Tim Gattie, senior 
language and communications major, said. "Because of 
that, the way I see it, is that LAMBDA isn't so much a rights 
advocacy group here on campus as it is a support group." 

LAMBDA has 15 members, its highest enrollment 
since its formation in 2005. 

They held two major events this year along with 
other smaller activities. In the spring, the organization 
hosted the Day of Silence on April 25. Participants agreed 
not to speak for an entire day to represent the voices 
that have been silenced through discrimination in the 
bast. Participants, who do not have to be members, 
passed out cards to describe to others why they are 
doing it. 

"We're becoming much more visible!' Gattie said. "I 



mean we're actually going out and involving ourselves in 
campus life." 

In October, LAMBDA held National Coming Out 
Day to raise awareness and be visible on campus. To do 
this, the members set up a booth in the Friedman Student 
Union and gave away Skittles and Starbursts. 

Gattie said every year they put up a banner for 
people to write notes of support on. The first year they 
put up a poster, someone defaced it. Since then, there 
have not been any negative actions toward the group. 

"It's becoming, to society in general, so much 
less of an issue that the campus doesn't necessarily need 
change its policies to support it, except to just let it exist!' 
Gattie said. "I don't see any huge issues on the campus 
that need to be resolved." 

LAMBDA hosted other activities throughout 
the year like gay-themed movie nights, with a special 
transgender-themed movie night for Transgender Day of 
Remembrance in November. 

Also in November a few members traveled to 
Shreveport to take part in a nation-wide protest against 
the passage of Proposition 8 in California. 

LAMBDA also participated in Homecoming Hunnies 
lip sync and banner contest. 

- Kera Simon 



Organizations | | 247 



Lifted Voices 



ministries to sing about 



For students who want to spread the word of God 
and bring people to Christ through music, Lifted Voices is 
the right organization. 

Lifted Voices spreads music and passion around 
Louisiana through various programs, concerts and church 
events. 

Among the programs were spring and fall concerts 
on campus that featured guest choirs from high schools, 
local churches and colleges. 

"There's always an atmosphere of worship. (Youj 
can always be yourself:' Lisa Watson, junior social work 
major, said. "(You) don't have to pretend to be something 
that you're not." 

The friendly atmosphere and passion of each 
member makes Lifted Voices a unique organization. 

Community work is a huge priority to Lifted Voices. 
The group sang at various programs. They raised the spirits 
of Adult Day Care Center members and sang at DOVES 
programs, 

Lifted Voices members enjoy serving God through 
songs and welcome any NSU student who loves to sing. 

"Our passion is for singing and doing the will of 
God through our singing ministry!' Watson said. 

-Taylor Graves 




(Front Row) Jacqueline Porter, Patrice Cahee. Kimberly Williams, Candice Ratliff, Mareo Webb, Henry Kirts. Danielle Washington, Angelisa Watson (Sec 
ond Row) Leah Darden, Angela Webb, Cynthia Dixon, Jamar Ferguson, Ora Morris, Jennifer Pinkston, Andrea Martin, Leland Brown, Jasmine Richardson, 
Denzel Dadgett (Third Row) Tiffany Frazier, Antoinette Williams. Jaysun Weams, Davis Sylvester, Kim Woods, Ebony Wilridge, Shardia Adesola (Forth 
Row) Roosevelt Porter 



248 | ] Lifted Voices/Louisiana Scholars College Forum 



Louisiana Scholars' College Forum 



adding fun to the mix 



For more than 10 years, the Louisiana Scholars' 
College Forum has been the student government of the 
Scholars' College, organizing events, campaigning causes 
and trying to put a little fun into the lives of students. 

Forum President Ashley Schoppe, senior liberal 
arts major, points out the organization is truly run by all 
scholars, not simply the Forum Council. 

"We organize all the student events. The Council 
just organizes things, but the Forum is made up of all the 
students in Scholars!' Schoppe said. 

The Council organizes several major events each 
year, including the Halloween Food Fair, where students 
and professors prepare and eat a variety of food, take 
part in a costume contest, and participate in a 'whodunit' 
murder mystery. 

The formal, held in the spring, resembles a prom, 



but it also serves to honor graduating students. Events like 
these are designed to build rapport between students 
and instructors. 

The Forum also supports the Heart for Chelsea 
fund. In 2000, Scholars' alumna Chelsea Umbach was 
diagnosed with primary pulmonary arterial hypertension 
and now awaits a costly transplant. The Forum raises 
money through selling 'Heart for Chelsea' pins in several 
Natchitoches restaurants and in Morrison Hall. 

"The fund raises money for Chelsea. She needs a 
double lung and heart transplant;' Schoppe said. 

The Forum hosts several other events, such as the 
Freshman Food Fair, a Trivial Pursuit tournament, and a 
semi-formal held in December to honor fall graduates. 

-Erick Chelette 




Organizations | I 249 




(Front Row) Maryann Mbaka, Tamara Collins. Krista Forch, Ivanyka Perkins (Second Row) Jennifer Riddick, Natalyn Sonmer, Savannah Cholvitee, Krysta 
Engel, Robin Williams, Jaleesa Garth (Third Row) Gabe Walker, Stephanie Montgomery, Josh Fage, Jin Cheng (Fourth Row) Yassah, Dr. Phifer 

Mu Epsilon Delta 

desire to make a difference 



Medical professionals hold lives in their hands. They 
can be the cure or the cause of pain. 

That's why Mu Epsilon Delta (MED) is dedicated to 
producing better-informed pre-health professionals. 

MED is a pre-health organization that gives 
students the opportunity to perform health-related and 
community service. 

"I am planning to go to medical school and 
eventually a medical mission!' President Jin Cheng, senior 
biology major, said. 

MED helps its members realize the dedication 
and community service required to be a pre-health 
professional. 

Members of the organization tutor at the Boys and 
Girls club and volunteer at the hospital. 

The organization is open to any pre-health 
professional who has a desire for community service. 

-Trecey Rew 



250 | ]Mu Epsilon Delta/National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 



National Association for the Advancement 

Of Colored People ensuring equality and 

lending a hand 



Present on campus is a life-changing organization 
that serves as fair regime for ail students. 

NSU's chapter of the National Association for the 
Advancement of Colored People was re-charted in Fall 
2005. 

The NAACP founded nearly a century ago, on 
February 12, 1909 was built on the joint courage of 
thousands of people of all races, nationalities and faiths. 

On, February 12, 2009 NAACP celebrated the 
organization's 100th birthday. NAACP is the nation's oldest 
civil rights organization. NAACP's objective is to promote 
and ensure equality and civil rights for all people. 

Along with equal rights for all, community service is 
also important. 

This semester, members repainted the rails of the 
bridge in front of the Friedman Student Union. 

The group also cleaned up the courtyard in the 
student union hoping to make the courtyard useful again 
for the students. 

Currently there are 40 active members. To become 
a member of the campus NAACP chapter, you must be in 
good standing with the university and pay a chapter fee of 



$10 per semester. 

"In our chapter, just about everything that we do 
has a purpose in educating and uplifting the campus and 
the community;' President Marquis Montgomery, junior 
computer information system major, said. 

In addition to community service, NAACP has 
hosted a movie night and a social, where members 
discussed different subjects pertinent to the community 
and a financial literacy forum, where a speaker discussed 
investment options for college students. 

They also hosted a booth at Helping Hands' annual 
Fall Fest. 

This past year, the Justice Bash, held in April, 
was based around raising voter awareness and giving 
information on the potential presidential candidates. During 
the event members auctioned prizes. 

"I personally get the most fulfillment out of seeing 
so many people come together in doing things that help 
contribute to NSU in a certain way!' Montgomery said. 

-Tori Ladd 




photo by .Kyle Froebo 



(Front Row) Gecyka Williams, Chasity McClendon, Ronnie Washington, Marqus Montgomery, Latoya Bowman. Adris Moffett (Middle Row) Sascie 
James, Catina Sawyer, Jarred Keller, Adriah Delay, Bianco Blesoe, Mareo Webb, Candice Ratliff. Seth Johnson, Schbrett Lewis, Anesha Roberson. Bridget 
Scott, Shamarcus Gray (Back Row) Hasim Jones, Kendall Vinning, Chelsea Zeno, Shardai Adesola, Markenia Boufte. Patrick Brooks, Christopher Oyeku. 
Sherdrika Fowler, Savana Simien, Victoria Carrillo, Monique Chachere, Michael Hill, JeremyThomas 



Organizations | 




Natchitoches-Northwestern Horn Society 

music: the universal language 



Music is often misinterpreted as just something 
pretty or hip to listen to in the car or in an elevator, but 
the Natchitoches-Northwestern Horn Society found the 
ability to use music as a communication tool. 

"So much is tied up in words!' Aaron Williams, 
senior music education major, said. "There are certain 
boundaries put on communication if all you use is words. 
There are no boundaries in music. Music is music, and no 
one can put anything else to it." 

The Horn Society is a performing ensemble on 
campus composed of 14 musicians. 

"It enables us to be ambassadors for the university;' 
Williams said. "We can represent our careers. It is a 
professional organization." 

The society toured southern Louisiana, visiting 
about five high schools to recruit for the Creative and 
Performing Arts department, and went to Denver during 
the summer for the International Horn Symposium. 

There they premiered Williams' "Scherzetto for 
Eight Horns" for horn players around the world. 

The Scherzetto, based off the piano works by 
Thanatip Ziturawong, Thailand composer, was originally 
written for a class assignment and was then taken on by 
the Horn Society. 

"It was cool to get international recognition for 
the university and studio!' Williams said. "It is neat how 
international music is." 

At the convention, the students were able to 
attend seminars about teaching and playing the horn, 
attend recitals and concerts, and participated in a group 
warm-up. 

The Horn Society became an RSO last year, and 
in addition to going on tours, they also host recitals and 
performances on campus. 

"(The society) is intense!' Madeline Morrow, senior 
music performance major, said. "It is a lot of hard work, 
but I have enjoyed the challenge" 

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(Front Row) Jared Desoto, Adam Black, Mary Osteen (Second Row) Dr. 
Kristine Coreil, Madeline Morrow (Third Row) Jessica Lopez, Kali Davenport, 
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252 | ] Natchitoches-Northwestern Horn Society/National Association ot Black Journalists 



National Association of Black Journalists 

voices heard through unity 



Everyone has a voice, and it is the job of a 
journalist to ensure that voice is heard. But who ensures 
the journalist is heard? 

The National Association of Black Journalists was 
founded in 1975 in Washington, DC. and came to campus 
in 2000. 

The organization enables black journalists to bond 
with other journalists and help support minorities in a 
case of unfair situations, President Octavia Bolds, senior 
journalism major, said. 

The NSU chapter is composed of about ten 
members who assist other organizations with service 
projects, host forums and hold fundraisers. 

NABJ worked with the student chapters of 
Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Relations 
Association of Louisiana to help with journalism programs. 
The organizations provided a Halloween party for 

I journalism students, that included a costume contest and 
a journalism movie. 

\ Members of the organization also spoke at and 

assisted with Journalism Day, when high school students 
come to campus and attend journalism workshops and 
competitions hosted by the journalism department. 



NABJ also distributed "facts and treats" for the 
presidential election on Halloween in the Friedman 
Student Union. The candy had facts about each 
candidate and voting rules for students. 

"It's important for journalists to be involved in any 
event;' Bolds said. "We wanted to help people understand 
the candidates and the election process." 

NABJ also helped the National Association 
for the Advancement of Colored People with the Fall 
Fest in October when different organizations provided 
entertainment for students. NABJ set up a table of three 
different games: Mother May I?, Simon Says and Red Light, 
Green Light. 

"It was good to see everyone come together;' 
Brian Welch, sophomore journalism major, said. "(The) 
campus is diverse, but it lacks the cohesiveness. It was 
beautiful to see everyone working as one" 

NABJ helps bring the journalism department and 
people from all walks of life as one, Welch said. 

"Unity is important because there's not enough. 
There's talk of it, idealistically, but people don't do 
anything!' Welch said. 

-Bethany Frank 




(Front Row) '.atasha Anderson. Charde Kelly. Shandranika Reynolds. Hope McFarland. Gecyka Williams. Chasity Taylor (Back Row) Dr. William Broussard. 
Corey Taylor, Tori Ladd, Kristi George, Octavia Bolds. Angela Owusu-Duku 



Organizations | | 253 




(Front Row) Marie Richards, Elisabeth Pierite, Robyn Stambaugh (Back Row) Taashina Pierite, FJ. Delphin, Michael Ashworth 



Native American Culture Association 

heritage to learn about 



Some believe Native American culture is a thing 
of the past. However, the culture and heritage is still alive 
today, especially at NSU. 

The Native American Culture Association 
promotes the history and understanding of Native 
American culture. 

"I started this organization way back in 2003, and 
it has always been to promote culture and history and/ 
or native people that are on campus that want to join;' 
Founder/President Mike Ashworth, junior heritage resource 
major, said. 

"I don't want to say it's exactly a brotherhood, 
but one of the points my wife and I were trying to do was 
make it where we're all friends trying to learn about our 
history he said. 

The organization isn't exclusively for Native 
Americans. There aren't any specific requirements, 



except that a student has an interest in learning about 
Native American culture, Anshworth said. 

"The main thing is don't bring hate!' Ashworth said. 
"Nobody's treated differently ... it just doesn't make any 
sense, and when you are a minority it makes no sense to 
hate on everybody else!' 

The organization participates in everything from 
pow wows, a gathering of North America's Native people, 
to bake sales. 

"We've also had speakers come in and talk about 
their tribe and their affiliation, or we have teachers come 
in and talk!' Ashworth said. 

Ashworth said he founded the organization 
because he always wanted to work with Native American 
people and help them in any way possible. 

- Shelita Dalton 




254 | ] Native American Culture Association/NSU Angels 




NSU Angels 

demons' advocates^ 



They were sent from heaven to cheer for the 
Demon Basketball team and promote school spirit. 

NSU Angels was a booster club that provided 
support and small gifts for the men's basketball team. 

"During games we try to build school and team 
spirit by cheering for the players!' President Shardai 
Adesola, senior secondary education and mathematics 
major, said. 

"(The players) appreciate that students support 
the basketball team when they do well and when they 
don't!' Adesola said. 

Although the group's goals are positive, the 
members are sometimes misjudged. 

"Some people who do not know the organization 
give us the stereotype that we are groupies of the 
basketball team!' Adesola said. "We take (those) opinions 
in stride. There is no reason to be upset. We are an 
organization like many on NSU's campus trying to build 
school spirit." 

The 13-member group was founded in spring 2004. 
Every fall members assisted with the basket auction where 
member of the Demon Basketball team are auctioned to 
the highest bidder. 

In the spring the organization participated in 
a plate lunch fundraiser in which a percentage of the 
funds were given to Cancer vs. Coaches, an on-campus 
project to raise cancer awareness and give money for 
cancer research. 

Members of the organization must be full-time 
students at NSU, have a 2.5 GPA and have an outgoing 
personality. 

-Trecey Rew 






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Organizations | 



Phi Alpha Theta 

learning from yesterday to change tomorrow 



Who said that going back in time was impossible? 
The members ot the Pi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta visit the 
past frequently by exploring movies and literature of the 
past. 

Phi Mu Alpha is a national history honor society 
open to any student with at least 31 GPA in history 
classes, an overall 3.0 or above GPA, 12 hours of history 
classes, in the top 15 percent of their class and has a love 
for history. 

During the club's regular meetings, they watch and 
discuss historical movies and have guest lecturers speak 
on historical research. 

While the club cannot change the past, they can 
change the future. This year the relatively small club has 
taken on some big community service projects. 

Phi Alpha Theta participated in Samaritan's Purse 
"Operation Christmas Child" where shoe boxes filled 
with school supplies, toys and everyday hygiene objects 
were sent to children in foreign countries; helped the 
North Central Historical Association run meetings, serve 



and clean; helped run regional social studies fair and 
organized a book sale where donated text books were 
sold to raise money for their end of the year banquet. 

Every March the organization hosts the Phi Alpha 
Theta Louisiana Regional Conference where historians 
and Phi Alpha Theta members have a chance to present 
research. This year's event was held in Monroe, La., with Dr. 
Marietta LeBreton as the guest speaker. 

Vice President Robert Abernathy, senior liberal arts 
and history major, presented at the conference. He said 
the conference helps him to creatively apply his love and 
knowledge of history to life. 

"(The history field] becomes more competitive on 
the doctoral level" President Rebecca McManamy said. 
"The conference allows us to get our feet wet in a friendly 
environment." 

The organization offers national scholarships for 
graduate school, member awards and the opportunity to 
have books published. 

-Trecey Rew 




(Front Row) Stacy Meyers, Rebecca McManamy, Lauren Michel (Back Row) Robert Abernathy, Christina Lake, William Guillet 



256 | ] Phi Alpha Theta/Psi Chi 




(From Left) Bryant Weldon. Lillian Hare, Christine Neil. Catina Sawyer 



Psi Chi 

the bigger picture 

The Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology 
is working hard to tackle the issues psychologists face 
today 

"All of our meetings (this year) were structured 
around big topics in psychology including different 
disorders!' President Bryant Weldon, senior psychology 
major, said. 

Students who are a part of the organization 
are able to learn from guest speakers and psychology 
professors at the university. 

"A professor came and talked to us all about 
graduate school and how to prepare in psychology 
and what (we] need to be doing as far as getting with 
professors and doing research internships!' Weldon said. 

The students reached out beyond NSU this year 
and raised money for the Gamir Foundation. The charity 
provides scholarships to take young girls off of the streets 
of Nepal and place them in schools. The cost of sending a 
girl to school for one year is $100. 

"We raised $800 so we will be able to send eight 
girls to school for one year!' Weldon said. 

The members also spent some time helping out 
on campus, by teaching entry-level courses on stress 
management. 

- Sarah Cramer 



Organizations | 




Psychology Club 

figuring it out 



Psychologists spend their careers trying to solve 
the mysteries of the mind. 

The NSU Psychology Club's purpose, however is 
to help psychology majors solve the mysteries of the 
department curriculum, getting their degree and a letter 
of recommendation. 

"The club's purpose is to educate psychology 
majors and psychology minors in pursuing their education;' 
President Catina Sawyer said. 

While the club has had a sporadic presence in the 
department through the years, its current administration 
has been active since 2003. In the spring the group holds 
a Student/Faculty Pow Wow, a small gathering where 



students and teachers get a chance to interact with one 
another. 

The club also hosts fundraisers to collect money 
for various activities, including trips to seminars. For service 
projects, they usually join forces with other organizations 
within the psychology department. 

"We do a lot of joint service projects with the 
other psychology organization Psi Chi" Sawyer said. 

In order to become a part of the Psychology Club, 
students must be psychology majors. 

-Kevin Clarkston 



258 | ] Psychology Club/Purple Jackets 



Purple Jackets 



the highest honor 



Jackets' fashions may have changed, but for the 
1 7 members of Purple Jackets, their mission has not. 

Founded in 1926, the Purple Jackets are the oldest 
student organization on campus, serving as the official 
hostesses of NSU. 

Purple Jackets remain the "highest honor" for 
women, President Akilah Givens said 

For eligibility students must possess a cumulative 
3.0 GPA, be involved in at least two recognized student 
organizations while holding at least one officer position, 
be a junior or senior and be interested in community 
service. 

"There is no official interview in the process!' 
sponsor and faculty adviser Frances Concine said. "We 
hold a mandatory meet and greet where the ladies get 
to know one another." 

The Purple Jackets work hand in hand with 
university President Dr. Randall Webb. They work events 
such as the scholarship and graduation reception, career 
day, job fair, blood drives, the President's Box at football 
games and any other events representing NSU. 



"Our main job is to help the president and his 
wife with university events!' Givens said. "We serve as 
Northwestern State University leaders." 

The Purple Jackets look forward to getting 
involved with the Alumni Center in the upcoming year. 

"We really want to forge ahead and work more 
with Alumni!' Concine said. 

This year, the Purple Jackets will host a banguet to 
honor their alumni. 

"I am really excited to put names to faces!' 
Historian Markenia Boutte (major and classification) said. 

As the oldest organization on campus, the women 
involved have made NSU history, continuing to serve as a 
public and community service organization. 

For these women, university service never goes 
out of style. 

-Ashley Millhouse 




Organizations | 



Rodeo Team 



rounding 'em up 



We're not talking about just another rhinestone 
cowboy. The two members of the Rodeo Club are the 
real deal and take passion to a whole new level. 

"Rodeo is real important to us. I mean, we eat, 
sleep and breathe rodeo!' Daniel Brister, senior industrial 
engineer major, said. "And it's not just like some ol' regular 
club." 

Codie Poe, freshman accounting major, is the 
more active member of the club. Poe competed in all 
five of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association 
rodeos this semester representing NSU. He earned second 
place at the McNeese rodeo on Oct. 30 and finished 
tenth at the first rodeo of the semester at Northeast Texas 
Community College on Oct. 3. He also competes in two 
amateur circuits — Louisiana Rodeo Cowboy Association 
and the United Professional Rodeo Association. 

Brister, on the other hand, competes only in an 
amateur league, TriState Rodeo Association, since the 
club lost its funding from NSU back in 2005. He also said 
he wants to focus more on school this year, so it's not 
ideal for him to compete in both collegiate and amateur 
circuits. 

Both Brister and Poe started participating in rodeos 
at young ages. Brister picked steer wrestling when he was 
13 years old, while Poe began roping calves at youth 
rodeos when he was about six. 

"Our families have been involved in rodeo when 



they were our age!' Poe said. "We've been raised around 
it our entire life. It's kinda bred in us, you can say." 

The Rodeo Club has been an active student 
organization for about 20 years, faculty advisor Jack 
Pace said. 

"This is not your tobacco-chewing, broad-hat 
wearing stereotypical rodeo we're talking about;' Pace, 
an associate biological science professor, said. "The 
participants are students and there are rules they have to 
follow." 

Registered members of the NIRA must have a 2.0 
GPA and be in good standing with the university while 
taking at least 12 hours. Students have six years after 
their high school graduation to become NIRA members 
and compete in saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, 
calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, 
breakaway roping and goat tying, 

Poe and Brister compete in amateur rodeos as 
a stepping stone toward becoming professional rodeo 
cowboys. They both grew up watching their rodeo heroes 
in packed arenas, and hope to become just as successful. 

"It's just a dream we have, and one day it will 
become a reality!' Brister said. 

"A dream of being a professional rodeo cowboy!' 
Poe finished. 

-Kera Simon 




260 | ] Rodeo Team/Serious Dance Praise Ministry 




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Serious Dance Praise Ministry 

dancing with a purpose 



Most people think of dancing as a fun, carefree 
pastime, a way to shake off the stress of school and work. 

For the memPers of Serious Praise Dance Ministry 
however, dance means much more than working up a 
sweat 

"(Serious Praise's] purpose is to uplift and inspire 
people in the community through dancer Recording 
Secretary Brittany Scott, sophomore nursing major, said. 

Serious Praise started as a part of NSU's Lifted 
Voices Gospel Choir, Pefore becoming a separate 
organization in 2002. While the group still works with 
Lifted Voices, they also have their own events, such as 
"An Evening of Praise!' a spring recital in which the group 
performs liturgical dance moves to gospel songs. 

"Last year we had two other dance groups and a 



gospel choir!' Scott said. 

The group is also active in the community and 
eager to share their talents. 

"We dance at local churches, nursing homes and 
other community events!' she said. Scott said those who 
want to join do not have to be professional dancers, 
but only need a belief in God and the spiritual power of 
dance. 

"You have to believe in God!' she said. "If you 
don't have a background in liturgical dance, we'll help 
you." 

-Kevin Clarkston 



Organizations | 



Soccer Club 



showing off their skills 



At first glance the Soccer Club could be seen as 
an organization reserved only for members of the soccer 
team. 

However, the organization was started for students 
who aren't a part of the collegiate team. Club members 
participate in several soccer events and tournaments. 

"We went to a tournament at Louisiana Tech 
University, and we also play against high school and local 
soccer teams!' President Baylon Johnson, sophomore 
mathematics education major said. 

Johnson said the group is trying to participate in 



more college tournaments and recruit new members. 
The only membership requirement is a willingness to play 
soccer. The club offers more than that however. 

"It's actually fun and you get to meet new people 
and learn different things!' Johnson said. 

The game of soccer requires a variety of skills. The 
soccer club offers students the chance to use them. 

- Shelita Dalton 




262 | ] Soccer Club/Social Work Club 



Social Work Club 



dare to make a difference 



Community service is the name of the game for 
the NSU Social Work Club. The Social Work Club is a group 
of students dedicated to helping the entire community of 
Natchitoches. 

"We like to help the community as a whole as 
much as possible!' Krystal Onellion, senior social work 
major, said. 

The official purpose of the Social Work Club is to 
promote the development of undergraduate social work 
education at NSU, to provide fellowship and support for 
students majoring in social work, to explore issues relevant 
to the profession of social work and the institution of 
social welfare, and to encourage understanding and 
appreciation of social work among the NSU student body 
and faculty. 

"We help with DOVE.S.'s 'Take Back the Night" 
candle-light vigil to support abuse victims and visit 
Natchitoches nursing homes!' Social Work Club President 



Bryan Johnson, sophomore social work major, said. "My 
favorite is Gumbo at the Gazebo at a Natchitoches 
nursing home. It's just a fun experience." 

The club also hosts guest speakers who share their 
personal experiences in the field of social work and offer 
advice to students. These visits also introduce some of 
the many different occupational options for a social work 
major such as hospice care. 

"The club is really to help out the community in 
any way possible and to teach students about social 
work careers!' Johnson said. 

Members of all majors are welcome, not just 
social work. All that is required is a desire to help where 
help is needed. The club meets every other Monday to 
discuss service opportunities and vote on which project to 
dedicate their time and effort toward. 

With 1 1 members and over 100 volunteer hours 
under their belts, the NSU Social Work Club aims to reach 
as many people as possible. 

- Bobbie Hayes 




Colby Bizette, Bryan Johnson. Chelsea Stelly, Allison Cousii 



Organizations | 



Society for Heritage Resources 

history and opportunity 



Heritage resources is more than just the upkeep 
of old headstones in local cemeteries. The Society for 
Heritage Resources strives to inform its members about 
the opportunities in this vast and blossoming field. 

"A lot of students in this major look at Heritage 
Resources with a narrow view. Like we can only do this in 
Natchitoches or we can only do this in the United States;' 
President Joshua Martin, heritage resources graduate 
student, said. "And we as a club really want to broaden 
the idea, that no-- these things go on all around the 
world." 

The Society of Heritage Resources organized a 
lecture series that runs from fall to spring. In the spring of 
2008, the lectures concentrated as a supplement to the 
classroom, with topics detailing techniques for landscape 
survey, materials conservation and limewashing. 
Representatives from the National Center for Heritage 
Resources were the main speakers for that series. 

Martin said the fall lecture series took a more 
global approach by concentrating on the personal 
experiences of people within the field and the travels 



they took part in. The topics started locally, with assistant 
professor of sculpture Matt Deford discussing his boating 
excursion down Cane River, then branched outside the 
country. Michael Yankowski, assistant fine arts professor, 
discussed his experiences with topics of heritage resources 
while in China; Sinclair discussed his grant-financed trip 
to Zimbabwe, and heritage resources graduate student 
Suzanne Graham held a lecture about her summer trip to 
Italy to excavate burials in medieval churches. 

"That's one of our main goals, to broaden what 
we do outside of the classroom and really get into the 
community and do stuff!' Martin said. 

The members of the society participate in a few 
community activities, like the St.Patrick's Day parade, 
the Kate Chopin House clean-up, the Catto conference, 
Southeastern Basket Weaver's Association Basket Day 
and the Bredatown Cemetery clean-up with other 
organizations. They also took part in and raised $300 for 
the Alzheimer's Walk during the Meat Pie Festival. 

-Kera Simon 




(Front Row) Ashley Constance, Marie Richards. Cat Lobre, Amanda Paul. Florence Brown. Aubrey Brown (Back Row) Dr. Tommy Hailey, Courtney Cloy, 
Dean Barnes, Randall Hart, Scott Williams, Ryan Smith, Dr. Elisabeth Guin 



264 | ] Society for Heritage Resources/Society for Professional Journalists 




Society for Professional Journalists 

raising the standards 



Everyone has a code. A set of rules they live by. 
But who ensures people follow these rules or are even 
aware of them? 

The Society of Professional Journalists is an 
organization for students to network, develop journalistic 
skills and learn a code of journalism ethics. 

This year, the NSU SPJ chapter worked on regaining 
active status as an RSO after they were put on probation 
last year for missing meetings, President Kelli Fontenot, 
senior journalism major, said. 

They had a hearing with the RSO board, attended 
Gavel Club meetings and submitted the appropriate 
paperwork in order to regain their RSO status. 

In the fall, they worked with the journalism 
department's 41st annual JDay when high school 
students come to campus and learn different aspects of 
journalism and participate in competitions ranging from 
photography and news writing to publication submissions. 

They also worked with the student chapters of 
the National Association of Black Journalists, the Public 
Relations Association of Louisiana and the journalism 
department to host a Halloween-themed movie night 
for journalism students. The night included a costume 
contest and a journalism-themed movie, and provided 
students the opportunity to meet outside the classroom 



with their peers and instructors. 

In the fall, SPJ also cleaned up landscape around 
the post office. 

"It was fun because we got to see each other 
outside of a formal meeting;' Fontenot said. 

This year, SPJ hoped to have a more active role 
on campus. In the spring, they planned to host a pajama 
party for journalism students and guests, hold fundraisers 
with portions of the funds going to charity, and go to high 
schools and work with students regarding journalism and 
ethics. 

"People don't know what (journalism) means!' 
Fontenot said. "It includes a wide variety not limited to TV" 

Using the code of ethics, SPJ hoped to provide 
a guidepost for students pursing a journalism career. 
They wanted to provide information students could use 
in both their reporting and writing, and ensure students 
understood the importance of reporting all angles. 

"(It is) impossible to be completely objective, but 
it is a goal]' Fontenot said. "SPJ is an organization that 
promotes ethics in journalism. (We can) lay the ground 
work for future generations." 

-Bethany Frank 



Organizations | | 265 




(Front) Josef Cunningham, Sussette Lane, Darnisha Hamm, Whitney Mixon, Orelia R. Lawdins (Back) Bill Housel, Mark o. Melder, Terri Lewis-Winegeart, 
Olymbia Childress 



Sociology Club 

finding the answers 

Ever wonder about interactions between people 
or cultures? Why one group of people acts one way, but 
another group acts another way? Then you might have 
an interest in sociology. 

NSU's Sociology Club gave students "the 
opportunity to expand their involvement in issues that are 
relevant to their studies in sociology and to gain exposure 
to a depth of knowledge that exceeds that available in 
the classroom;' Adviser Dr. Mark Melder, assistant professor 
of sociology, said. 

This year, the organization focused on issues 
of poverty, domestic violence, crime and other social 
injustices. Coinciding with these issues, the Sociology Club 



raised funds for various organizations including DOVE.S 
and relief for Darfur. 

The club hosted regular monthly meetings and 
movie nights, when movies with relevant sociological 
themed issues were watched and discussed. 

Dr. Melder, who was a member as an 
undergraduate, said he hopes students gain "a better 
understanding of the society around them and insight into 
the many possibilities for sociology!' 

While most students in the organization are 
sociology majors and minors, the club is open to any 
student with an interest in sociological ideas. 

-Trecey Rew 



266 □ 



Sociology Club/Spanish Club 



Spanish Club 



culture and awareness 



For the last five years, the Spanish Club has worked 
to promote awareness of Hispanic culture and change 
outsiders' perceptions of what it means to be Hispanic. 
The club attempts to do so by hosting activities designed 
to introduce students both to Hispanic culture and to 
other students. 

The Spanish Club is not exclusive to Hispanic 
students Club President Jessica Black stressed the 
importance of the club's purpose. 

"You don't have to be Spanish or even speak it. 
Most members are either in or taking Spanish classes, but 
that isn't a requirement:' Black said. 

The Spanish Club does the bulk of its work 
between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, which is National Hispanic 
Heritage Month. During this time the club held several 
events, including a breakfast, Salsa Night and a Spanish 



Bingo Night. The club also held a Spanish music jam, where 
a local band, Them Jazz Cats, played Spanish tunes for 
students. 

According to Black, the club received 
considerable help in planning for events from the Office of 
Culture and Diversity. 

"We want to thank Diane Jones and the Office of 
Culture and Diversity. She was great in helping us!' Black 
said. 

Black pointed out that in a country so influenced 
by our neighboring Hispanic country it is important to note 
the Hispanic culture the club embraces comes from a 
variety of Hispanic nations. 

"We don't want people to think that every 
Hispanic has to be from Mexico!' Black said. 

-Erick Chelette 




(Front Row) Meagan Authement, Danielle Messer, Jessica Black, Jacob Stark? (Back Row) 
Robichaux, Whitney Wilson, Lenna King 



idez, Michelle Manuel. Dana 



Organizations | | 267 




Student Activities Board 

something to do 



"There's nothing to do in Natchitoches." Those 
six words are repeated hundreds, possibly thousands of 
times, every day in the conversations of NSU students. The 
Student Activities Board seeks to change that attitude. 

"(SAB's purpose is) to bring educational and 
fun events on campus and to promote student life!' 
Committee Chair of Lady of the Bracelet Julia Anderson, 
senior social work major, said. SAB hosted a variety of 
events intended to get students involved in campus life. 

"We did paintball wars!' Anderson said. The group 
also hosted movie nights in the Friedman Student Union. 

The most popular fall event was Homecoming 
Week. With the theme "Party Like A Rock Star!' activities 
included a banner contest, a lip sync competition, where 
members of different student organizations performed a 
dance routine, and Homecoming Hunnies. 

Anderson said the reason Homecoming week is 
so popular is because of the spirit of competition among 
organizations, particularly fraternities and sororities. 

"It's so popular because it's Homecoming;' she 
said. "It's promoted a lot more and a lot of people 



compete." 

SAB also does several service projects throughout 
the year, such as Random Acts of Kindness, where 
students were served peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. 

"We've done service events such as Recycling 
Day!' Anderson said. A homeless shelter event, held in the 
spring, is designed to raise money and draw attention to 
the problem of homelessness in Natchitoches. 

SAB meets twice a week to discuss upcoming 
events and get progress reports from the head of 
each committee. Student Government Association 
representatives also attend to give updates on their 
activities. 

To become a voting member of SAB, a student 
must fill out an application. While SAB board members 
vote on the six committee leader positions, the student 
body votes for SAB representatives at large in campus- 
wide elections. Any student can volunteer for a SAB 
committee. 

-Kevin Clarkston 



268 | ] Student Activities Board/Student Government Association 



Student Government Association 

of the students, for the students 



The Student Government Association is looking to 
the past, examining the present and improving the future. 

This is the 125th Anniversary of NSU and SGA wants 
to make this the best year that it can possible be!' Student 
Body President Cody Bourque said regarding 2008-2009 
school year. "We want to be able to look back with 
high regards for the things we have accomplished. We 
want to secure the best possible future for the students. 
We have a lot of work to do and things change day by 
day" 

SGA is focusing on creating a more productive 
learning environment for NSU students. Each member 
from the staff works hard all year to ensure students 
are provided with the best services, from computer 
technology to new vending machines in each building. 

This year members are working along side the 
faculty and staff to promote service learning. "We are 
looking more to service learning and we are teaming 



up with Steven Gruesbeck, director of service learning, 
to achieve this goal!' Vice President of SGA Mark Daniels 
said. 

SGA is also an organization that helps with the 
community. This year they are focusing on "Are You 
Ready" a program that provide middle school children 
the chance to prepare for college. 

This is a state-wide mentoring program that gives under- 
privileged students the opportunity to learn about what 
it takes to go to college. SGA is also working extremely 
close with the Red Cross for hurricane disaster relief. 

-Kris Barton 




(Front) Maryann Mbaka, Cassie Cannon, Victoria Carrillo, Kayla Wingfield, Anesha Roberson, Chris Sanders, Lauren Michel, Megan Cullen, Diane Daniels, 
Kyle Domangue. Shanice Major, Lyssa Littleton, Demarcus Carlin, Mark Daniels (Back) Cody Bourque, Mathew Morrison. Marcus Sanders. Josh Russell, 
John Mills, Jason Thibodeaux, Corey Joachim, Tim Gattie, Chelsea Zeno 



Organizations | 



Speech and Debate Team 

return to dominance 



After almost a decade, the Speech and Debate 
team has returned to campus. The team has only 
been back since 2006, but has already won an overall 
tournament championship, 

"If enough students show involvement, we can 
return to the powerhouse we were in the '90s!' President 
Paul Shelton, junior liberal arts and political science major 
said. 

The group was revived as a debate club, but has 
now grown into a 14-member team that competes both 
locally and nationally. 

Debates keep participants educated on current 
events, and make them well versed in several topics. 
Debaters must be able to think fast and express thought 
rationally. Most importantly, personal feelings have to be 
left at the door, Shelton said. 

"It has helped me with my speaking skills, manage 



thoughts and feel comfortable speaking in front of 
strangers about things I'm not too knowledgeable about; 
Shelton said. "The biggest thing is the confidence you 
gain." 

Debates are judged on content, speaking skills 
and debate etiquette. 

Now into their third year, the team has reached a 
crossroads. The original members are nearing graduation 
and the team needs new blood. 

"We're starting to see some of those internal 
problems and things aren't functioning as well as they 
could!' Shelton said. 

The team plans to host five debates at NSU and 
will travel to state and national tournaments in the spring. 

-Trecey Rew 




(Front) Tiffany Kawana-Waugh, Tammy Croghan, John Croghan, Karaski Meloin (Back) Coty Verdin, Toni Menard, Paul Shelton, Thomas Bolton (Not 
Pictured) Joshua Nuss, Brion James, Tim gattie, Peigen Drummand, Nicole Grissom, Mitchell Lloyd, Kimberly Cascio, Melissa Long, Ashley Brown 



270 | ] Speech and Debate Team/Students in Free Enterprise 



Students in Free Enterprise 

business and leadership 



By using five major educational objectives — 
market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, 
financial literacy and business ethics — Students in 
Free Enterprise (SIFE) are being groomed to be great 
community leaders. 

SIFE is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 
in Springfield, Missouri and was charted on NSU's campus 
in August 1994. SIFE is an international organization, and 
resides in 47 countries, 1,500 universities and has 38,000 
student members. The NSU chapter currently has 21 
members, who are guided by Free Enterprise Fellow Sam 
M. Walton, who serves as faculty advisor. 

SIFE reaches out to the community to teach them 
about free enterprise. The organization currently works 
with the DOV.E.S. organization to show women in the area 
how to apply to for jobs and dress for interviews. 

"The most fulfilling aspect of SIFE for me is getting 
to travel and meet new people!' President Traci Jones, 
senior business administration major said. "Also we 
have chances to be introduced to some of the world's 



largest companies -Wal-Mart, Walgreens. Wells Fargo, 
AT&T, Sprint, Business Week, etc. - that are known well in 
America at our competitions." 

SIFE showcases their community service projects 
along with other SIFE teams at annual series competitions. 
Teams submit a written annual report and give a live 
presentation displaying how their service projects 
impacted their community. 

The competitions the students compete in are 
challenging, team-oriented events that motivate and 
reward them for continually improving the quality of their 
projects. They also provide a unique opportunity for the 
students, professors, and executives in attendance to 
connect, collaborate and learn from each other. SIFE won 
the Regional Competition in 2000. 

There are no specific requirements to be a part of 
SIFE but to be a current NSU student and be willing to help 
the community grow. 

- Tori Ladd 




Organizations | 




Tau Alpha Pi 

honorina achievement 



Founded in 1953, Tau Alpha Pi, a national 
engineering technology honor society, has offered 
engineering majors the opportunity to be recognized for 
their academic achievements. 

"(Our purpose is] to provide engineering majors 
with honors and scholastics (they need) to succeed:' 
Jacob Punch, junior IET major said. 

The NSU chapter was formed in spring 2007 



The group, currently made up of 15 members, 
holds monthly meetings to discuss various projects. 
Membership is only available to engineering majors, who 
go through a review process before being accepted. 

"You have to be inducted by a board of peers 
and professors!' Punch said. Members must have an 
overall GPA of at least 3.2 and be a full-time student. 

- Kevin Clarkson 



272 □ 



Tau Alpha Pi/The River 




(Front Row) Megan Goff, Lauren Gross, Leigh Guidry, Amber Pena, Sarah Cramer (Second Row) Heather Gross. Rebbecca Lowe, Elisabeth Allison. 
Melinda Newman, Joshua Docter (Third Row) Matt Preuett, Eric Guidry, Tyler Mitchell, Rev. Ellis Newman, Kathy Shaw, Sandy Timmons 



The River 



meet us on the hil 



Beyond Greek letters and athletic organizations, 
members of The River believe in and stand behind 
something different: the love of Christ and spreading the 
gospel to students and the community. 

The River was founded by Pastor Ellis Newman, 
who was also the founder of "The Foundation;' which 
branched off to "The River" The River campus ministry 
then merged to the River Community Church. The River 
is an interdenominational organization that welcomes 
everyone from any religion. 

"Any one can come and fit right in!' said President 
Rebecca Lowe. "We have love for all people. We are a 
family!' 

There are no formal recruitment techniques to 
become a member of the organization. Members attend 
different expos to talk to incoming and current students, 
inform them on the organization and then invite them 
to become members. Each fall. The River hosts a boat 



ride down Cane River. This event is for freshmen and NSU 
students to acquaint themselves and enjoy the spirit of 
Christ and fun activities like volleyball. 

The current 20 members of The River love 
fellowship. The members meet every other Sunday and 
host several events like "Breakfast on the Bricks" where 
they congregate and eat breakfast downtown. 
They also provide a full course meal every Thursday. The 
River also held a donation drive called "Babies, Bears and 
Blankets." They made more than 250 baskets stuffed with 
baby dolls, teddy bears and blankets for children in foster 
care and people in nursing homes and hospices. 

"My goal for The River is to make sure we are 
available to the campus!' said Lowe. "I want to help 
people live for Christ and share the love." 

- Kayla Wagner 



Organizations [ 



Ultimate Frisbee 

conglomerate of so 



sports 



Dead River, NSU's Ultimate Frisbee team, started 
about 10 years ago as a way for students to enjoy 
another kind of sport. 

"It's a mixture of different sports so it clicked with 
me and gave me a passion!' Tyler Mitchell, freshman 
business administration major, said. 

The field is the same size as a football field, and 
every game starts with a kickoff. The technique of 
pivoting, taken from basketball, is used because players 
are not allowed to move after catching the Frisbee. 

Although Ultimate Frisbee is a combination of 
many sports, it is has complications other sports do not 
have. 

"Wind changes everything]' Corwin Barnes, 
sophomore theatre major, said. "That changes your 
routes and cuts and really changes the speed of the 
game." 

A way to accommodate for wind is to throw a 
shorter, lower to the ground pass in the direction of the 
wind. 

A person does not need to be skilled or 
athletically built to throw a Frisbee, but running around a 
football-sized field for hours against the wind can take a 
toll on the body. 

People who do not run well or fast would do well 



as a handler, a position similar to a football quarter back. 
Because the handler makes many passes throughout 
the game, he or she needs to know different passing 
techniques. 

Ultimate Frisbee comes easier to some people 
than others, but everyone can develop a skill for the 
game, just like any other sport. 

"Some people just have a hard time throwing a 
frisbee just like some people have a hard time shooting a 
basketball!' Barnes said. 

Ultimate Frisbee has become a sport on many 
other college campuses, and the team has played in 
many championships and tournaments against Louisiana 
State University, Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State and 
other colleges in the Southeastern Conference. 

Along with the multiple Frisbees flying around, 
tournaments resemble big parties, and long-term 
friendships with other Ultimate Frisbee players are formed. 

Through all the running and throwing, people 
continue to play Ultimate Frisbee because of the thrill it 
gives them. 

"(It's) just a fun sport!' Baylen Johnson, sophomore 
mathematical education major, said. 

-Taylor Graves 




(Front Row) Brett Pefferkorn, Blake Socia, Justin Daniels, Shelton Meacham (Back Fow) Matt Mallory. Luke Creighton, Matt May. Timothy Mitchell, Joanna 
Snipes. Baylen Johnson, Michael Davis, Jason Linzay 



274 | ] Ultimate Frisbee/Argus 




Argus 

finding a muse 



For some a hurricane brings destruction. For the 
Argus it brought inspiration. 

Since the mid-1970s, students have submitted 
literary works to the Argus, NSU's award-winning literary 
magazine, 

The magazine has placed in the ACP Best of Show 
four times in the past five years, including receiving fourth 
place last year. 

"A campus literary magazine allows students to 
share their work in a very concrete manner while giving 
the university something to show off as representative 
of the artistic talent on campus;' Editor Katie Magana, 
English graduate student, said. 

This year's seven-member executive board 
proofread and edited the submissions and discussed what 
submissions would best represent this year's theme. 

"Disaster after disaster shattered expectations for 
the semester;' Magana said. "Tragedy or sorrow is a muse, 
and so that is what we get" 

Natural disasters are not the only things that can 



bring destruction, and after much deliberation, the Argus 
decided "Shattered" as this year's theme. 

It went beyond the hurricanes and went to a 
more personal level, Magana said. 

One of the biggest challenges this year for the 
publication was soliciting submissions from writers and 
artists, Magana said. 

"Argus is continuously seeking to find new 
amazing artists and to expand to reach new audiences in 
readership across the university Magana said. 

Once submissions have been received and the 
editorial board reviews them, staff members work with 
the design editor on the layout of the pages. While 
doing this, they try to ensure the theme is carried out 
throughout the book. 

Once the editor and adviser have approved the 
book, it is sent to the printer in March and then distributed 
around campus. 

-Bethany Frank 



Organizations | 




The Current Sauce 

putting it out there 



To be a mirror for the campus and report the news 
as it is has been the job of The Current Sauce since 1914. 

Composed of about 15 people, the Sauce staff 
prints about 1500 papers each Wednesday throughout 
the fall and spring semesters. 

Although the publication receives weekly critiques 
from the faculty advisers, the paper is completely student 
run in everything from writing and editing to layout and 
photography 

"It gives students a chance to express themselves, 
to be informed, to be part of something bigger than 
themselves and to be recognized!' Leigh Gentry Guidry 
editor in chief, said. 

Producing the paper is not a simple task. The staff 
must find stories; edit them for content, grammar and 
Associated Press style; take photos and make graphics; 
organize the information on the InDesign page; export 
the file and send it to the Natchitoches Times. After the 
Times prints them and brings them to the campus, the 
freshman scholar distributes them around campus and 
Natchitoches. 



"I enjoy seeing the final product, but I enjoy the 
process and the work that goes into producing the paper 
each week" Guidry, senior journalism major, said. "That 
process has brought many people into my life — people 
I love hanging out with and getting to know people I 
may have never met if I wasn't a part of student media, 
people who have become some of my closest friends. 
The relationships go beyond the newsroom." 

The Sauce has also posted all their editions on 
The Current Sauce Web site. While most of the campus 
enjoyed the week of missed classes due to Hurricane 
Gustav, the Sauce posted continuous updates on the site 
to inform students on the hurricane and the campus. 

"We take our commitment seriously;' Guidry said. 
"(The site) shows the future of journalism. The Internet is 
where most people — especially college-age people — 
get their news, and we want to stay on top of that." 

-Bethany Frank 



276 | ]The Current Sauce/KNWD 91.7 FM 



KNWD 91.7 FM 



providing a voice 



Voices can easily be hushed, but the DJs and staff 
members of KNWD 91.7 FM The Demon strive to ensure 
the students' voices are heard. 

Reaching a 30-mile radius, the student-run radio 
station, composed of faculty and students from both NSU 
and the Louisiana School of Math, Science and the Arts, 
strives to play music that cannot be heard anywhere else, 
Richelle Stephens, general manager, said. 

This year provided an outlet for different radio 
shows, including the Asses and Elephants political talk 
show hosted by Tim Gattie, a Republican, and Paul 
Shelton, a Democrat. 

Stephens said Asses and Elephants received the 
most callers and listener interaction throughout the year. 

Gattie and Shelton spoke on all the issues 
regarding the election, voting patterns and other 
relevant issues going on in the nation while covering both 
major political sides. 

"It is good to get a show like that because it is fair 
and balanced:' Stephens, senior journalism major, said. 
"(They are) very frank about things and very open about 
views. They cut through the crap very truthfully" 



Other shows included "CAPA This Week" 
which highlighted the performing arts, interviewed 
cast members of recent theater productions, played 
recitals and covered the Creative and Performing Arts 
Department events. 

Larrie King, graphic arts graduate student, also 
hosted a show "Young Folks with Jonny Doom" where he 
played Indie Rock. 

This fall, the station began its first news magazine, 
"Demon Flashback" with the recommendation of the new 
faculty adviser, Dr. Hesham Mesbah. With the assistance 
of radio news writing classes, KNWD was able to now 
bring not only music, but also news to the campus. 

"We've lasted for 30 years because we could 
give our listeners something that no other radio station 
(in Natchitoches) could;' Stephens said. "We carry that 
philosophy with us today and will adhere to it tomorrow 
and every day after that. In 30 years I think it'll be safe 
to say that we'll still be doing our own thing and enjoying 
every minute of it." 

-Bethany Frank 




Organizations | 




Editor in Chief 

Bethany Frank 

Associate/Academics 
Editor 

Kera Simon 

Design Editor 

Brandon McCauley 



Photography Editor 

Larrie King 

Student Life Editor 

Shelita Dalton 

Athletics Editor 

Bobbie Hayes 

Organizations Editor 

Trecey Rew 



Copy Editor 

Kevin Clarkston 

Staff Writers 

Sarah Cramer 
Tori Ladd 

Staff Photographers 

Kyle Froeba 

Ahsley Hayes 

Danielle Kenny 



Practicum Student 

Erick Chelette 

Freshman Scholar 

Taylor Graves 

Adviser 

Mary Brocato 



pot-pour-ri (n) 

a collection of miscellaneous 
literary extracts; any mixture, esp. 
of unrelated objects, subjects, etc. 



Editor's Note: 

To fully capture in its entirety the history of the Potpourri would take more 
than the few pages to follow. But what has been accomplished is a brief 
glimpse through the trials and tribulations and the joys of not only the 
publication, but lives of those who made it happen. 

The editors' letters in this section have been edited for length and clarity 
The photos are all scanned from old Potpourri annuals. 




The fall 2008 semester 
will probably go down as the five 
most hectic months of my college 
career. Along with the usual 
responsibilities of term papers, 
exams and homework, I charted 
new music and talked to music 
promoters as music director at 
KNWD, wrote feature stories for 
The Current Sauce and of course 
served as copy editor for the 
Potpourri. 

At times my life felt like 
a blur of deadlines, articles and 
assignments. If I learned anything, it 
was the importance of scheduling 
and multi-tasking. There were 
times, particularly when everyone 
on staff decided to turn in their 



stories simultaneously, that I never 
wanted to look at another story 
ever again. But then Id get a 
glimpse of a page spread and 
know all the editing was worth it. 

Working on the 
yearbook has been a challenging, 
stressful, but ultimately rewarding 
experience. Being copy editor 
has helped me understand the 
other side of the writing process, 
and being a part of the Potpourri 
staff has shown me what can 
be achieved when people work 
toward a common goal. 



Kevin Clarkston 

Copy Editor 



The 1909 Potpourri staff created a legacy 
that has survived it all. The annual only ceased 
publication for three years: 1918, 1920 and 1944 
because of the World Wars. 

What was once slightly over 100 pages 
and filled with classes, organizations" photos, 
literary works and advertisements, the Potpourri 
became a 304-page, award-winning publication 
supported solely on student fees. 




In the year of 1908, a group 
of students met to discuss the 
possibilities of editing an annual 
for the graduating class of 1909. 

After much discussion and 
many setbacks these young 
students managed to get the 
funds to cover the expenses of 
an annual. 

President J. B. Aswell was 
largely responsible for the 
printing of the first Year Book. 

In the spring of 1909 the 
students met to discuss a name 
for the book. 

The meeting was held in 
the main auditorium and several 
names were suggested for the 
book, but by popular vote it 
was decided to call the book 

"The Potpourri!' 

-1936 Potpourri 



Being a staff writer for the communication skills, as well. 



•to by Larrie King 



Sarah Cramer 

Staff Writer 



Potpourri has been nothing short of 
a wild ride. 

I signed my contract 
expecting to just earn some extra 
money and gain experience in 
the world of print journalism, but I 
came out with so much more than 
that. 

I have made many 
new friends who were once just 
acquaintances. I have learned 
patience, because without it 
we would not have been able 
to work together as a team to 
put together such an amazing 
yearbook. I have perfected my 
skills as a journalist, not only in my 
writing, but in my photography and 



I have had an amazing 
time being on the Potpourri staff 
and I cannot wait until next year. 



1912: Wilson elected president 

1913: 16th and 17th Amendments passed 

1914: World War 1 begins 

Panama Canal opens 
1916: Wilson re-elected 

Margaret Sanger organizes NY Birth Control League 
1917: U.S. Enters WW1 

1918: No Potpourri because of World War 1 
1919: Treaty of Versailles 

18th Amendment outlaws buying, selling, transporting of liquor 



And they say 
"School days are 
your happiest days!' 
-1910 Potpourri 



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1919 Potpourri Dedication 

To the Normal Boys who entered our country's service this Potpourri is 
lovingly dedicated. 

How or where or when our brave Normal soldiers died matters not. 
Whether they sleep on the shores of "Sunny France" or under bright 
Italian skies, or in our own dear American soil where their last resting 
places are tenderly cared for, their spirits still live, and will never cease 
to lie, not only in the hearts and minds of those nearest and dearest 
by ties of blood and school associations, but in a newer and finer body 
of citizens throughout an international world whose ideal is that of 
the grand American Republic and these especial loved ones — "The 
Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of God." 



The spirit of 1 7 is unsurpassed by any other in 
history. For a typical picture of this spirit just cast 
your eyes on Normal in the spring of 1917 then in 
the fall of 1918. In the spring of 1917 there were 
more than a hundred boys in attendance — a 
fine hardy group, living in peace and dreaming 
of the future when they should be directing the 
footsteps of the youth of state. When the long 
contest of right against might closed in the fall 
of 1918 there was not a boy of military age in 
school. All who were able to bear arms had gone 
"to do and to die for the external right." 

-Marvin T. Green 
1919 Potpourri 



Never would I have 
thought that I would be a part of 
the NSU Potpourri yearbook staff. 
Working as a photographer for 
the yearbook never crossed my 
mind, but once I was graced with 
the opportunity I had no second 
thoughts. 

This year, as my fellow 
staff members know, has been 
a hectic one, and to be honest I 
was a bit intimidated at how well I 
could contribute. 

After meeting the 
writers, the editors and fellow 
photographers, I quickly felt 
comfortable and at home. 

Being the shy person that 
I am, I, in a way, came out of my 
shell when taking photographs 





1913 



Potpourri has been likened to a rose-jar exhaling sweet remembrances 
and happy thoughts. A more pungent blending have we tried to mingle 
in our book this year, so mixing in monotonous school life with our tri- 
umphs and merry-making as to enable you to taste the whole as a spicy 
concoction, thus becoming better acquainted with our grand old Alma 
Mater, our student life, and with us. 

-1913 Potpourri 



for the yearbook. I learned about 
unique university organizations, 
upcoming university additions, and 
I also met new, interesting people 
during the process. 

I think it is important to 
be involved in a group such as NSU 
Potpourri because it helped me 
discover the interest in a possible 
career in photojournalism, and it 
also helped me to perfect my craft 
of photography. 

As a photographer, I 
have a great passion for what I 
do and working on the yearbook 
staff allowed me to take risks and 
contribute my ideas to such an 
organization that greatly impacts 
Northwestern State University. 



Danielle Kenny 

Staff Photographer 



1920: No Potpourri because of WW1 
19th Amendment ratified 
Red Scare 

First commericail radio broadcast 
Harding elected president 

1923: Harding dies, succeeded by Coolidge 

1927: Lindbergh's solo flight across Atlantic 
First talking film "The Jazz Singer" 
Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs 

1928: Hoover elected president 

1929: Stock Market Crashed 



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I was interested in our col- 
lege annual and wanted to submit 
some crude drawings for the Pot- 
pourri. (I had never had art classes. ■ ■ 
so I still call them crude, although 
some were accepted for the 1935 
Potpourri) In the spring of 1925 when 
elections were held for the editor in 
chief. Professor Ropp called me in for 
a consultation. He wanted my name 
placed in nomination for editor. I 
agreed but had no idea I would be 
elected. 

I shall never forget where 
we were in Caldwell Hall, on second 
floor behind the stage, during the 

election. I shall always remember the cheers and applause as I 
entered the auditorium, still not believing it had really happened— 
I had been elected! 

In the fall of 1925 Prof. Ropp was to be the faculty spon- 
sor of the 1926 Potpourri. We met with the staff and, of course, 
planned to have the best of all the annuals published so far. We 
decided to have the first color print annual. 

Where would we work? That was the question. We 
secured the third floor of Caldwell Hall, dark, hot, dusty and bare. 
Mr. Boydston, carpenter for the college, got us an old desk and 
made us a desk on which we prepared our first rough draft and 
later used for doing artwork. Then came some cold chairs it was 
not a fancy place, but gave us a quiet place to work and to study 
our plans for editing Hall. Truett Scarborough, business manager, 
stayed busy selling advertising as materials started to come in. 

I never once doubted my ability to succees as editor. 
The students had faith in me — else I would not have been elect- 
ed. As the years have passed I look back with fond memories to 
the waiting period for the printing of the 1926 Potpourri. I was so 
proud at having been elected Editor. I could never in 500 words 
tell the experiences I gained that year. I accepted the challenge, I 
grew as a leader, with so many willing to follow; sharing and giving 
of all our talents together, we had a beautiful annual. 

Time and Tide wait for no man, so life moves on, leaving 
our footprints on the sands of time. 

-Mabel McDaniel-Martin 
1926 Editor in Chief 



» 



"In the old days the winds 
whispering through the pines 
caught the war-whoop of the 
Indian; the song of the pirate; 
the love and romance of the 
Spaniard; the debonair nature 
of the French; the Rosary of the 
Nun;... yes, even the familiar songs 
of the Plantation Mammy. 

Then came the college... 

Today these same Pines are 
swayed by the joy and song of college students... The old order 
has changed and yielded its place to the new. 

To acquaint you better with the history of our Campus, 
and to present the Student Activities of our College... this volume 
of the Potpourri is offered as a record of Life upon Normal Hill." 

A 928 Potpourri 



The theme of the 1929 Potpourri is based upon the Indian, 
the Natchitoches Indian, called my many the "chinkapin eaters'' 
In the building of this volume, the staff members have tried in their 
imagination to glimpse back into the past when the Red man of 
the Natchitoches tribe quietly and peacefully went his way. They 
have tried to picture him as he hunted the fleet-footed dear in 
the forests or as he glided swiftly along in his birch canoe through 
the waters of the muddy Red. They have watched him return 
from his trips, and they have seen him gather his little family about 
him in his wigwam to tell them stories of by-gone days. 

But the days of the Natchitoches Indian are gone. On the 
banks of the river he loved so well and on the hills he loved to 
roam, there dwells another race, a people that have learned to 
love the old Red and the little Pine Hills as well as the Red Man. 

^1929 Potpourri 




arne King 



Shelita Dalton 

Student Life Editor 



I'm not even going to lie. 
Being on the yearbook staff has 
been 100 times harder and more 
time consuming than I ever thought 
it would be. 

There were times that 
I really wanted to quit and just 
forget the entire thing. 

Being a part of the staff 
during this particular time came 
with an extra amount of stress and 
responsibility. 

Because we are 
celebrating the 100th year 
anniversary of the Potpourri, 
people were counting on us 
to produce one of the best 
yearbooks in NSU's history. This 



may not seem like such a big deal. 
However, we all came in as an 
entirely new staff, and most of us 
started out with absolutely no clue 
as to what we were doing. 

Maybe I shouldn't speak 
for everyone else, so I'll say that I 
didn't know what I was doing, but 
thank God it all worked out. Even 
with the extra pressure, the long 
nights and the confusion; I'm so 
happy I didn't quit. 

I could say I stayed 
solely based on the knowledge 
and experience I was attaining. 
However, that's really not the case. 

One of the main things 
that made me want to stay on 



staff were the many wonderful 
people I met and the friendships I 
was able to gain. 

Truthfully, if the people 
weren't so much fun to be around, 
I would have wanted to leave 
within the first couple of weeks. 
Thank God that wasn't the case, 
because if I had given up. I would 
have missed out on one of the 
most unforgettable and enjoyable 
experiences of my life, so far. 










1930: Hawley- Smoot Tariff 

1932: Franklin Roosevelt elected president 

1933: 100 Days legislation 

Prohibition repealed 
1934: Securities and Exchange Commission established 
1935: First Neutrality Act passed 
1937: Roosevelt announces court-packing plan 
1939: Austria annexed by Germany 

Germany invades Poland 

World War 2 begins 



The basis of life is change. Every era has its 
distinctive characteristics. Man must have the ability to 
cope with these changes as they are presented to him. 

The task of the staff of the annual is both 
pleasant and arduous. It is pleasant because of the 
fact that one feels he is recording Normal history, and 
has a part in adding to the annals of his Alma Mater. It 
is arduous because of the infinite detail required in the 
compilation, and the many hours one must spend at 
this task. Each member of this staff has had an ultimate 
aim, the publication of a book that will be a lasting 
pleasure to the students of the college. 

-1935 Potpourri 





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The Potpourri has gradually become a 
work of art, not only in the literary field 
but in the field of artistic reproduction. 
The Potpourri comares favorably with the 
yearbooks of all the best schools, and our 
1931 book was picked as a prize winner 
in its division of the Alpha Phi Gamma 
yearbook contest. Miss Marqurite Teer 
was the editor and R. L. Ropp was the 
adviser of the prize annual. 

-1934 Potpourri 



Just jot 
down some things 
that could happen 
to any yearbook 
staff in any given 
year and you can 
see that it did 
happen in 1939. 

Around 
the first of March 
when we had put 
the "baby" to bed 
and was settled 
comfortable in 
the office rocking 
chair, Ed Benson 
of Benson Printing 
Company in 

Nashville called to say that our layouts and 
copy had been mixed with that of another 
college yearbook. 

We borrowed the college 1937 
Mercury and headed through Arkansas, 
Memphis and finally to Nashville. The colleg 



transportation, a 
truck, to drive to 
Nashville to pick up 
the yearbooks. The 
only transportation 
available was an 
old on-ton Ford flat- 
bed. Would that 
do? No, but yes. 
Jack Burgess, 
the student body 
It president, and I 

left the campus 
I I at 6 that evening, 
stopping in 
Mansfield to spend 
the night with his 
parents. Up at 
daybreak, we pulled into Nashville that night. 
While we dined and partied that night, the 
personnel at the plant was loading the 1939 
Potpourri cartons. 

After two hours of sleep, we headed 
back to Louisiana. And then all HELL broke 



allowed us each one dollar per meal and three loose. We had four flats— one a blow- 
dollars per night for lodging. We ate good and out— and transmission trouble. After we had 
slept sound. After several hours at the printing expended our expense money (advance of 
plant we had located all the layout material $100) I called Dr. Fredericks collect. I supposi 



and corresponding copy; put it back together he would hear my tear drops on the floor and 



and headed back to Natchitoches. It was a 
tiresome but rewarding experience for me 
just being with Dr. Ropp and seeing that huge 
Benson printing plant. 

Here comes May and just around 
the corner is graduation time. No yearbooks. 
I asked Mrs. Kathleen Morris, secretary to Dr. 



I was talking. And talk I did, because he and 
Dr. Murphy Rogers took up a collection of 
$300 and wired the money to us in Jackson, 
Tennessee. 

Needless to say, we made it back, 
distributed our yearbooks and accepted the 
carious congratulations, etc. but if I had to do 



I aSKeu ivirs. isumitstMi iviuma, so^iciui y iwl^i. ^uiiuuj^uu a i«i U . — ~. .„, — — 

Fredericks, to call Mr. Benson and find out when that over again, Id drive that jalopy into the 
we could expect delivery. He said IPEU had Tennessee River and swim to the other side and 

called a strike and the employees in the Printers disappear in those mountains somewhere near 
and Engravers Union had walked out. We Dolly Parton's homestead, 

waited. Finally one week before graduation. And that's (30) 

Mr. Benson called and said the yearbooks - Steve Harmon 

would be ready the next day. Back to 1939 Editor in Chief 

President Fredericks office. Could I get college 




Tori Ladd 

Staff Writer 



I loved being a part 
of the 100th edition staff of the. 
Potpourri, and it made it even 
greater because this year is this 
125th anniversary of NSU. 

I have made bonds and 
friendships that will last a lifetime. 

Our staff was so amazing, 
and I am proud and honored to 
have worked with them. 

It was really fun digging 
up history on NSU. 

Out of my college 
experience, being a part of the 
Potpourri will always be embedded 
in my memory. I will long for these 
days when I am older and bored 
out of my mind at a real job. 

In closing I would like to 
say, "we rocked, and this will be 
the best yearbook ever. Fork "em 
Demons!" 




Being on the NSU 
yearbook staff has given me 
enjoyment, laughter and stress, but 
I've loved every moment of it. 

The people on staff have 
also given me different things. I've 
learned the little quirks of journalism 
writing from everyone from my 
editor in chief to fellow staff writers. 

I believe being on the 
yearbook staff has given me 
guidance and a leg up in my future 
journalism classes. 

I've enjoyed every 
minute and every lesson from this 
staff, and I hope each and every 
one of them will go on to live his/ 
her dream. 



Taylor Graves 

Freshman Scholar 



1940: Germany's blitzkrieg war conguers most of western Europe 



America First Committee established 

Roosevelt elected for third term 

Selective Service Act passed 
1941: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor 

U.S. enters WW2 
1944: No Potpourri because of WW2 

D-Day, allies invade France at Normandy 

Roosevelt elected for fourth term 
1945: Roosevelt dies, succeeded by Truman 

Hitler commits suicide 

US drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 

German and Japan surrender 
1947: Jackie Robinson breaks color line in baseball 
1948: Draft re-enlisted 

Truman elected president 
1949: NATA established 

Soviet Union explodes atomic bomb 




the staff has striven 
to accomplish this (presenting 
a permanent record of student 
life) by using larger picture 
areas and less type-which 
never seems to be read: by 
the use of a more informal way 
of handling pictures and type; 
by using a color scheme and 
a cover design that blend with 
the traditions of Normal; and 
by using a larger page size— 
something that has not been 
done in some time. 

For the first time In the 
history of the college has every 
student of Normal received a 
copy of the annual. 

•4940 Potpourri 







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We will always remember: that the school year of 
1945-1946 brought us peace, the "showing off" of the naval 
unit, and the return of civilian men students to the college. 

We will always remember: the first victory 
homecoming, the return of track, and the brilliant basketball 
season climaxed by the playoff with Tech. 

We will always remember: the return of a 
calendar filled with a greater number of social activities, the 
active rushing of fraternities, and all the little insignificant 
unforgetables that filled the days of life on the "Hill." 

Remembering all these things, we present to you, 
the student body for whom it was created, the 46 Potpourri, 
representing the year that saw a renaissance of collegiate 
life and spirit on the campus after the low ebb during the 
war years. 

-1 946 Potpourri 



In the fall 
of 1944 we learned 
that after no annual 
for a year we were 
going to have a 
1945 Potpourri. It is 
rather vague how > 

I became editor. 
I think that I was 
the only one who 
wanted the job-and 
I did want the job. 

Achieving 
a 1945 Potpourri 
was quite a 
challenge. We had 
an inexperienced 
editor, advisor and 
staff. We had to find 

some way to obtain pictures for the book. 
We needed a way to choose beauties. 
We had to go to Nashville to the printing 
company in order to plan the printing of 
the annual. 

We were fortunate Dr. John S. 
Kyser, later to become president of the 
University, volunteered to take pictures 
of campus activities until we would 
find a professional photographer. Our 
photographer arrived on campus only 
to die shortly in an accident. Mr. George 
Atkinson of Minden accepted the 
responsibility for the class portraits, beauty 
and organizational sections, and pictures 
throughout the book. 



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We thought we had found a 
way to have the beauties chosen when 
we received a letter from Joseph Cotton 
refusing the honor. However, we were in 
luck as the Navy officials on campus came 
to our rescue and chose the beauties from 
those girls nominated by the student body. 

It was a rewarding experience 
working with the faculty, students, and 
business people. We found them willing to 
help and to make sacrifices in order to get 
the job done. 

The 1944-45 year at 
Northwestern State University was quite a 
year! 

-Frances E. Van Ness 
1945 editor in Chief 




This semester has been, 
to use a cliche, an enlightening 
experience. 

Coming into the semester, 
I was uncertain that I had chosen 
correctly. That is to say, I liked 
journalism, but to pursue a degree 
was another matter. 

I was met with another 
surprise when I found that I would 
be starting a practicum in my first 
semester as a journalism major. As 
a college graduate, I understood 
that more would be expected of 
me. but I still felt extremely nervous 
about writing stories that were 
going to be printed with only one 
media writing class under my belt. 



One rough ride of a 
semester later. I feel strongly that 
journalism was the correct choice, 
and my experiences working 
for the Potpourri led me to that 
conclusion. 

To begin, I have to say 
that the staff was amazing. I am 
not sure I would have been as 
productive without such an helpful, 
united staff. 

I knew coming in that 
this was the 100th issue of the 
Potpourri, and as such, is a big 
deal. Needless to say, writing for 
such an important book did little to 
assuage my nervousness. 

After getting to know my 



fellow writers and photographers, 
I felt like we could get this book 
done and make it worthy of being 
our centennial issue. I hope that 
the readers feel the same as we 
do about this year's Potpourri. 



Erick Chelette 

Staff Writer 






1950: Korean War begins 

U.S. begins Hydrogen bomb program 

McCarthy begins anti-communist campaign 
1952: Eisenhower elected president 
1953: Stalin dies 

Korean War ends with truce 
1954: Army-McCarthy hearings 

Brown v. Topeka Board of Education rules that 

separate but equal is unequal 
1957: Soviet Union launches Sputnik 

Little rock school desegregation crisis 
1959: Castro takes over in Cuba 




Every student at N.SC. has a 
different opinion as to the subject 
matter they want most to be 
recorded with their annuals. 
Necessarily so, there will be 
people who will find great 
mismanagement and rightfully 
so, in this pictorial record of every 
life led on campus, individually as 
well as by group. From the very 
beginning, the handicap of lack 
of knowledge on the part of the 
editor, Ronald Martin — whose 
name appears on the title 
page — was apparent. But, this 
job of making permanent the 
deeds of the past for the future 
is a difficult one, and one cannot 
hope to fulfill the desires of every 
student. Yet, here it is. Appraisal 
is possible, so make the most of 
it, and may your suggestions aid 
in the production of next year's 
book. 

-1951 Potpourri 



Yearbook 
Editor... a job, 
an experience, 
memories of a 
lifetime. 

It would 
seem to me 
that I edited ten 
yearbooks, or at 
least that I was 
associated with 
Northwestern 
publications for a 
long, long time. 

In those 
days, the Potpourri 
was engraved, as 
opposed to the 
up-and-coming 
off-set-printing 
type of book. We 
were convinced 
that Northwestern 
would NEVER be demeaned 
with this cheaper, faster, easier 
type of publication. One of the 
highlights of the year was the 
annual trip to Nashville, Tennessee, 
to the professional facilities of 
Benson Printing Company and 
the gracious hospitality of Mr. Billy 
Benson and his family to work out 
details of the next year's book. No 
finer moments do I recall that part 
of my honeymoon spent in the 
summer of 1958 with the Bensons 
of Tennessee. 

In those days things were 
cheap... the Triangle Restaurant 
served the best ham sandwiches 
around, and a yearbook editor's 
salary of some $50.00 a month 




could treat two, on a regular basis, 
to curb-service at the Triangle... a 
sandwich, a stuffed potato and a 
drink... and all in the comfort of a 
good roommate's car. 

In those days, yearbook 
people were big on developing a 
theme, using original artwork on 
the cover, presenting a panorama 
of campus life in a spectacular 
Opening Section, and showing 
varied and candid shots of all of 
us... right down to our good old 
teachers sporting the cropped 
heads of more famous. ..and 
younger... big names on the times. 

In those days curfew was 
at 8:00 p.m. for girls... and all of 
our hard-working staff members 
had to take "date nights" to work 



We took a few million classes... threw 
in a couple o'thousand field house 
sessions... added the dash of several 
dances... plus a good sprinkling of the 
excitement of athletic contests... with 
'' just a touch of studying... We jumbled 
all these things together for some 
thirty-six weeks, and out came the 
1949-1950 school year. We worked, 
played, loafed, and romanced. ..all to 
the tune of "Yea Demons!" Now that 
the actuality is over, all we can do is 
reminisce joyously about the happy 
times of this mid-century year. 

-1950 Potpourri 



late hours... in fact 
I do believe our 
book was 98% 
completed during 
daytime hours. 

In those 
days we began 
presenting our 
bevy of beauties, 
Potpourri- 
sponsored and 
meticulously 
selected at a 
formal dance... 
ruled over by 
the most Most 
Beautiful on 
campus. I had 
the good idea 
of calling the 
most beautiful, 
"The Lady of the 
Bracelet" and 
Kahne Dipoala became our first 
LADY in 1958. 

It was I who had the 
distinct privilege of publishing 
the Potpourri during the 
Diamond Jubilee Celebration of 
Northwestern's founding. It was 
the grandest (we all agreed) of 
Potpourri's (I believe we even 
got extra budget for it) and it 
was dedicated to Mrs. Thelma 
Kyser, wife of President John S. 
Kyser, who to us in those times 
represented grace and education, 
who treated us to those good 
food receptions in her back yard, 
and who knew us all by name... 

- John Rabb 
1958 Editor in Chief 




In the end, yearbook has 
taught me to be thankful. 

So to everyone who 
played phone tag with me over 
quotes, pictures and interviews... 
Thank you. 

And my heartfelt thanks 
goes out to every NSU athlete 
who dedicated him/herself to 
representing the Demons in 2008- 
2009. 



Bobbie Hayes 

Athletics Editor 



1960: John F Kennedy elected president 
1961: Freedom rides 

Berlin Wall built 
1962: Cuban Missile Crisis 

First black student, James Meredith, attends 

University of Mississippi 
1963: Civil rights March on Washington 

Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Tx 

Martin Luther King, Jr. begins Birmingham 

desegregation crusade 
1964: Johnson Elected 

Civil Rights Act passed 

U.S. begins bombing of North Vietnam 
1965: Malcolm X assassinated 

American combat troops sent to Vietnam 

Northwestern State College complied with 

court order to integrate the campus 
1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated 

Robert Kennedy assassinated 

Nixon elected president 
1969: Neil Armstrong walks on the moon 

Woodstock Music Festival 



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The success of any yearbook is 
measured not in its immediate 
popularity, but in its power to 
recall in the future the events and 
people of a given year. It should 
be a personal record, with the 
ability to reconstruct all the good 
times, the big and little incidents 
that made this particular year 
outstanding. This has been the 
aim of the 1965 Potpourri staff. 

- John Weffenstette 
1965 Editor in Chief 



Through the entire year 
there were endless deadlines 
to be met, many imperfect 
pictures that had to be 
redone, many, many hours 
k of hard work and lots of 

ij headaches. However, the day 

/ MY book came out, the book 

with MY name as editor, the 
pride I felt was worth all the 
trouble. It was truly a learning 
and rewarding experience. 
— What I wrote in my editor's 

message in 1 969 is still true. 
The Potpourri is a reflection of 
that year, any year. It is the 
one thing that each and every 
student can share together. 
The Potpourri is a history of special memories. And I have 
certainly enjoyed rediscovering mine. 

-Gail Dooley Ehrle 
1969 Editor in Chief 



The 
■one word that 
every section 
editor and staff 
member has 
heard over and 
over in the past 
few months is 
DEADLINE. 
What goes 
into meeting 
the deadline? 
Anyone of 
the section 
editors can 
tell you that 
it takes a lot 
of work! But to 
be more specific, taking 
pictures, getting retakes of 
pictures, getting write-ups, 
proof-reading and typing 
them, preparing pictures 
for Shreveport Engraving 
Company and write-ups for 
Benson Printing Company 




all goes into meeting every 
deadline. 

Each section has 
been in the capable hands of 
a section editor, who strived 
to meet the set deadline. 
Helping the section editors 
to meet the set date were 
the staff typists who did 



everything from 
typing letters 
and copy to 
decorating and 
making posters 
for the POTPOURRI 
Ball and Lady 
of the Bracelet 
Pageant. Many 
good laughs 
along with our 
work have seen 
us through the 
year. 

All but 
one deadline 
has been met, 
and the 1961 
POTPOURRI Staff with a lot 
of help from the Shreveport 
Engraving Company and 
Benson Printing Company in 
Nashville, Tennessee, meets it 
now by presenting to you the 
1961 POTPOURRI. 

-1961 Potpourri 



V 



Trecey Rew 

Organizations Editor 



What a year!!! 

Those are pretty much 
the only words I have to describe 
this year on the yearbook staff. This 
has been an experience like no 
other. 

Because of the Potpourri, 
I have learned so many things 
about myself personally and about 
myself as a writer. I have had the 
opportunity to form friendships and 
see those same friends experience 
the most exciting moments in their 
lives. 

As a staff this year, we've 
experienced it all. We've had 
our ups and downs, reached our 
boiling points and managed to 
cool down again to spend Friday 



nights together. 

We've all learned that 
a great idea is just an idea if the 
funds to make it a reality aren't 
there. 

I've enjoyed this 
experience and can't wait to see 
all of my headaches and hard work 
in print. 

As an editor this year, I 
chose to take a different route for 
my section, and while it was twice 
the work for everyone, it was worth 
it to bring the student body a book 
it will appreciate, remember and 
cherish. 

I couldn't have done it 
without the other staff members 
willingness and determination. 



Sometimes we had to 
stalk people for interviews, but we 
got it done. 

Starting this year I had 
no idea how much work, time and 
heart would go in to creating this 
book, but I also didn't realize how 
rewarding, satisfying and fulfilling 
creating this book would be either. 



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1970: First Gay Pride march held in New York City 
1971: Daniel Ellsberg leaks the Pentagon papers 
1972: Nixon re-elected 
1973: Arab oil embargo causes severe shortage and 

energy prices skyrocket 

Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizes 

abortion 
1974: Economy in worse recession in 40 years 

Ford becomes president after Nixon resigns 
1979: Radioactive leak at Three Mile Island nuclear 

power plant 



The year was 1976, 
": ,<l the bicentennial birthday 
I of our country. People 
,'-, all over America were 
k'-J celebrating two hundred 
years of independence and 
freedom. We were a part 
of that festive year. The 
staff of the 1976 Potpourri 
tried to exemplify just what 
life, liberty, and the pursuit 
of happiness meant to the 
faculty and students of Northwestern State University. 

Being editor was a great opportunity. There were many 
special people on our campus and I had the chance to meet and 
to get to know the majority of them through the Potpourri. I saw 
students living life at its fullest while growing educationally and 
personally preparing for the world. 

It was a very challenging year for me. Like most editors 
I learned very quickly that I had to overcome many unforeseen 
problems. One incident that I distinctively remember is one that 
could have resulted in the bicentennial issue of the Potpourri not 
being printed. 

After six months of painstaking photography of everything 
and anything that happened on campus, the film was sent off for 
processing. A few weeks later I was told the entire package of film 
had been lost. 

After considering all ways to end my life painlessly, running 
away to Taiwan, or stringing up the photographer, I decided to 
retake all of the pictures. Thus in two weeks I re-took all the photos 
the best I could. Then came the fun part. I had to make a fast dash 
to Dallas on this certain Friday afternoon, be there by five oclock to 
turn the pictures in, and be back to Dallas Saturday morning by nine 
thirty to pick up the pictures before the owner left on a trip. 

To make a long story even longer, I did just that. And 
believe it or not the bicentennial Potpourri issue was saved to live on 
in history as a shining example of human intestinal fortitude. 

My experience as editor proved that the students of 
Northwestern State University did experience life, liberty, and the 
pursuit of happiness. 

-Debra K. Belcher 
1976 Editor in Chief 



There was 
a little of the child 
in all of us, more 
in some and a 
lot in most. But it 
was those days at 
Northwestern, that 
helped us to grow 
from children to 
adults. 

We grew 
not only in age but 
in the knowledge 
we gained through 
involvement and 
experience. 

We were involved in campus activities academically, 
socially and professionally. We experienced new places, new 
people, new happenings and new responsibilities... We grew. 

Through all this we learned... We were a part of NSU 
because, NSU happened through us. 

-1972 Potpourri 



We live when we are true to ourselves and responsive to our 
convictions. We live when we are wise enough to stop wishing and start 
enjoying. 

We live when we are authentic in our feelings and involved in the lives 
of others. We live when we are humble enough to admit our shortcomings, but 
proud enough to do something about them. 

We live when one of the most important trips we make is meeting 
the other guy half way. We live when we allow life to run its course, rather than 
letting ourselves run the course of life. 

We live when we build and create, hope, suffer and rejoice. We live 
when we let the secret of our happiness come from our true beauty. 

We live when we love for life like love, cannot thrive inside its own 
threshold, but is renewed as it is spent. 

-1975 Potpourri 



When I was asked to 
become the photo editor of this 
monumental edition of Potpourri, 
I was a little nervous. This book 
represents the ever-changing face 
of an enormous student body 
throughout the past 125 years. A 
challenge like this can put a bit of 
pressure on a guy! 

Our staff knew that 
this book had to be special. We 
understood that it needed to 
speak volumes about who we are 
as Northwestern State University 
students and alumni. 

Typically, a photograph 
is said to represent a thousand 
words. In this case, any single 
photograph may express 



thousands of words, classes, 
degrees, struggles, heartaches, 
joys, failures or accomplishments. 
I am hopeful that each person who 
looks into this Potpourri will truly feel 
that Northwestern State University 
has been a home for some of 
the most wonderful and talented 
people of our country for more 
than a century. 

Open it anywhere — the 
magic will touch you. 



Larrie King 

Photography Editor 



1980: Ronald Reagan elected president 

1981: MTV was launched on cable TV 

Jan. 20. after 444 days of captivity, 
the 52 Americans who were held 
hostage in Iran were released 

1982: Reagan became the first American 
chief executive who addressed a 
joint session of the British Parliament 

1985: Nelson Mandela refused the offer for 
freedom which was given by the 
South African Government 

1987: US military detonated an atomic 
weapon at Nevada test site. 

1989: George H. W. Bush elected president. 
Disney-MGM studio opened for the 
public for the very first time 



My year as 
editor of the 
Potpourri 
was without 
doubt the 
part of my 
college life 
that I will 
, remember 
most vividly. 



When you are How many loved And bending 

old and gray and your moments of down beside the 

full of sleep. glad grace, glowing bars 

And nodding And loved your Murmur, a little 

by the fire, take beauty with false sadly, how love 

down this book, or true; fled 



And slowly read. But one mane And placed upon I 



and dream of loved the pilgrim 



the soft look 
Your eyes had 

once, and of 

their shadows 

deep; 



soul in you, 

And loved the 

sorrows of your 

changing face. 



the mountains 

overhead 

And hid his face 

amid a crowd of 

stars. 

-William Butler Yeats 

printed in the 1984 Potpourri 




Somehow, in a messy 
office where red pens were 
always missing and long hours 
from 8:00 p.m. to 400 a.m. were 
spent, we managed to produce 
the 1985 Potpourri. 

There were many times 
I wasn't sure we were going to 
meet our deadlines, yet with a lot 
of hard work and dedication, we 
made it. In the 1985 Potpourri, we 
tried to present not only events 



years. The staff worked very hard 
and overcame many obstacles 
throughout the year. 

It takes a great deal of 
planning, organizing and hard 
work to produce a yearbook. 

I would like to thank NSU 



1985 Editor in Chief 



The 1984 Potpourri is dedicated to the memory of Ezra Adams, Potpourri adviser for 17 years 



at about 
1:00 

pm, and 
though 
each 
time we 




That sounds 
like a state- 
ment right 
out of the 
Letter from 
the Editor of 
a black and 
white generic yearbook. Every 
editor says it and makes it, but 
until I reached the point of looking 



harsh word was spoken between 
two staff members. I began to 
panic. 

It didn't take me too long. 



back. I never realized just how true however to realize that there was 
it is. not a chance of a calm year with 

Seldom does a day go the staff I had chosen. There were 



tried to present not only events Seldom does a day go the staff I had chosen. There w« 

from the past year, but also some by that I don't describe in detail to too many individuals, too many 
of Northwestern's glorious past 100 some unlucky companion one of extremes. 



my experiences as Potpourri edi- 
tor. 

What I remember 
and speak of most often is the 
closeness that was felt by each 



Anyone who has edited 
a yearbook probably still cringes 
at the word "deadline". I must 
say. however, that the days just 
before deadlines were some of 



member of the staff. From the very my favorites. Those were the days 



work to produce a yearbook. beginning, we liked each other, when I really saw the staff pull 

I would like to thank NSU and we wanted to be more than together, and those were the day 

for the experience and memories J ust working buddies. when I could sit back and murmur 

it has brought me. ' can also remember that trite expressions about the spirit of 

-Carlo Erickson ' made jt m V Personal crusade to cooperation. 




photo by 



Brandon McCauley 

Design Editor 



keep that harmony. Every time a 



It was the majors fair of the spring 
2008 semester, when I first spoke 
to Kera Simon about the Design 
Editor position for the Potpourri. 
It seemed like a great way to 
experience a taste of the "real 
world" of graphic design, complete 
with hardcore deadlines and 
all-nighters. Little did I realize the 
immensity of this project and the 
time it would consume over the 
next seven months. 

It started out as 
expected- me sitting at a 
computer with a black screen and 
a stare, trying to figure out where 
to begin and how. I compare it 
to the feeling you get when you 
have to clean your room after six 



We would start working 



months of neglect;. You have no 
idea where to start. At any rate I 
found my mojo. so to speak a few 
weeks and a deadline in. It was a 
lot smoother sailing after that. The 
late nights with Bethany did not 
cease and the stress of getting 
things done on time didn't stop 
either. However, we managed to 
get things done and submitted 
on time, no matter how late we 
stayed up. Some nights were 
more hectic than others and it 
seemed as though Bethany and I 
hated each other. But in the end. 
we always agreed that the book 
looked amazing and were friends 
again. 

With the burden of the 



that we 
hadn't 
waited 
until 
the last 
minute to 
attend to 
details, 
the unex- 
pected 
would arise, and at 400 a.m. we 
would still be working diligently. 

During those hours. I 
would see each staff member go 
through the stages of seriousness, 
panic, relief, and delirium. The 
final one was always the most fun 
because it came when everything 
was over. 

We would feel sorry for 
ourselves for being the most hard- 
working, unappreciated group on 
campus, and then we would laugh 
and admit that we wouldn't give it 
up for the world. 

You know, to this day I still 
believe it. I've never had so much 
fun being so miserable! 

-Kristy Towry 
1981 Editor in Chief 



Potpourri lifted from my shoulders.l 
can reflect on the past months 
and see that it was all for the 
best. I have made new friends 
with new people I otherwise would 
have never met. The Journalism 
Department, Kyser Hall, room 227 
to be exact, has become almost a 
second home to me. I am happy 
with my experience and I wouldn't 
change a thing. It has helped me 
to grow and develop a sense of 
what the world of graphic design 
can really be like. Enjoy. 



1990: Bush I elected president 

Gulf war begins 
1993: World Trade Center bombing 

Birth of the World Wide Web 

Waco Massacre and Religious Cults 
1994: William Clinton elected president 
1995: O.J. Simpson trial 

Oklahoma City bombing 

Monica Lewinsky scandal 
1996: Centennial Olympic bombing in Atlanta, Ga. 
1997: Princess Diana died 
1999: Columbine shootings 




Long hours and late nights spent mostly alone in the 
yearbook office, most of that time with Tommy Whitehead bark- 
ing over my shoulder about one deadline... then the next... If 
you were ever the editor while Tommy was the adviser then you 
know exactly what I'm talking about. 

I don't think anyone who hasn't been a yearbook editor 
can really grasp everything that it takes to actually pull it off. Go- 
ing into it, you know it won't be easy, but you have no doubt you 
can do it. As that first deadline gets closer and closer, you think, 
"I'm never going to make that" But you do. You make the first 
deadline and all the following ones. The reason you make them is 
simple... because it has to be done so you do whatever it takes. 

I can remember putting the last period on the last 
sentence as if it were yesterday. The feeling of accomplishment 
as well as relief was staggering. I also remember the feeling that 
there was more that I needed to do. Going from full blast to 
dead still is a hard adjustment to make. 

Being the Potpourri editor was a very fulfilling and proud 
time in my life. 

It truly is an honor to create something that will forever 
outlive you. Something that people will look back on and will 
help them to remember a significant time in their lives. To remem- 
ber old friends and professors they loved (and maybe a few they 
didn't). To maybe look back at a simpler time before they had to 
get a real job and play this game called life. Speaking of life... 
"Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering — and it's all over 
much too soon" (Woody Allen) 

-Heath Crawford 
1999 Potpourri Editor 



In THE 

Shadow 

of the Columns 

TuF 1Q01 P. , . !* ilPSI 



Few memories of my year as 
Potpourri editor stand out more in my mind 
than the extensive remodeling and upgrading 
efforts to the Student Publications' offices 
and equipment. Improvements included new 
computer desks, custom-made layout tables, 
artwork for the walls and new office chairs. 

It was the chairs that gave the 
staff the greatest pleasure. We spent hours 
upon hours in those office chairs at computer 
workstations preparing the paper and 
yearbook. 

When the new chairs arrived, we 
were ecstatic. They were beautiful to look at, 
comfortable to sit in, and they were fast on the 
Kyser Hall race circuit. 

In the early hours of the morning after 
a long night's work, the staff needed a break. 
The brand new chairs provided us with the 
entertainment and stress relief we needed to 
help us forget about our approaching deadline. 

I don't recall who 'invented' Chair Races, but I do remember everyone on 
the staff was eager to participate. 

Our racecars were the chairs of the publications suite. Teams of two were 
created for each chair. One person rode in the seat while one person pushed 
the chair around the course. The course was a simple one. We made one lap 
around the second floor of Kyser Hall starting and finishing at the back door of the 
publications office. 

We took turns pushing and riding. There were crashes. There were 
dramatic finishes. There were lots of cheers and hollering as race after race was 
held to determine a Chair Race champion. 

At that time in the morning, we were sure no one was in the building 
except us, thus no one would hear us. We were wrong. Someone reported us to the 
yearbook adviser, Tommy Whitehead. 

Tommy called us into this office later that morning, and if memory serves 
correctly, I was the only one who cracked and confessed to racing the chairs 
around Kyser Hall. 

I don't recall if there was ever a punishment after confessing to our Chair 
Races, but I do recall the fun and the joy we had circling Kyser Hall in those beautiful 
new chairs. 

-Van Reed 
1991 Potpourri Editor 




The 1993 Potpourri is not just a book, 
but to a writer or staff member, it is an experi- 
ence. Each staff and each book is different. 

Under the leadership of Jeff Breaux 
as editor and Bridget Bryant as co-editor, work 
on the 1993 Potpourri began well before the 
school year did. The need for a larger staff 
was met in the first meeting which brought 
more than 15 staff writers and four photogra- 
phers. 

Organization was the key to smooth 
operation during the year and was displayed 
in its fullest by the editors and staff. The larger 
staff contributed to relaxed deadlines and 
stronger organization. 

-1993 Potpourri 




I've used the NSU purple 
notebook in the photo to hold my 
journalism media assignments since 
my very first semester. It's been my 
companion all of these years. For 
the first three years, I was involved 
solely with The Current Sauce, but 
after holding the editor in chief 
position for a full year, I was kinda 
burnt out and decided to branch 
out to yearbook. 

This year was definitely 
a change for me. I was so used to 
the weekly grind of the newspaper, 
but I soon found out that yearbook 
is just as demanding. There's a 
lot of responsibility that goes into 
producing a 300-something page 
book, so the staff had to work 



gracefully together in order to get 
everything done, 

I worked closely with 
Bethany Frank, this year's editor 
in chief. As the associate editor, 
I tried to assist her in any way I 
could— be a person she could 
count on, an ear she could vent to, 
and an opinion she could trust with 
decisions for the yearbook or even 
her LOB pageant dresses. 

Bethany had a specific 
vision for this book, so it was with 
her confidence and hands-on 
guidance that the book came out 
the way it did- amazing. She had 
high expectations from her staff, 
insisting we produced the best 
material possible. Bethany leads 



by example and such drive and 
determination is needed from a 
good leader. 

As for the rest of the staff, 
it's nice to walk into the newsroom 
and be surrounded by smiles. 
While there weren't always smiles, 
especially a few days before 
deadlines, we were like a big 
family- accepting and forgiving. 

Overall, we all leaned on 
and learned from each other, and 
I'm so thankfully for their support 
and friendship during the past year. 



Kera Simon 

Associate/Academic Editor 



2000: Y2K scare 

2001: George W. Bush is president 

Twin Towers and Pentagon attacked 
2002: Space Shuttle Columbia explodes on re-entry 

over Texas 
2003: Irag War begins 

Massive blackout strikes East Coast 
2004: Bush re-elected president 
2005: Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita 

devastate the South 
2007: Virginia Tech massacre 
2008: Obama elected 



Working on the 2000 Potpourri has been 
one of the most arduous, time-consuming and 
stressful things l have ever been a part of. 

Many times I cursed the name Potpourri 
Many times I asked what have I gotten myself Into? 
And many times I longed for the day of when I would 
cast aside the shackles of this book to be free and 
actually live again. Live like a normal persona and 
not like Quazimoto in the bell tower. 

I did ail these things and worse. But now. 
now that this book is finished, and you. then men and 
women of NSU. are admiring all the fruits of this staff's 
labor. I must tell you that it has all been worth it. 

- Josh Beavers 
2000 Assistant Editor 








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Putting a 300-page 
yearbook together 
in a matter of 
months drives some 
people to become 
life-long caffeine 
drinkers. Some learn 
time management. 
Others lose quite a 
bit of hair follicles. 
I think I, as a two- 
time Potpourri 
editor, covered the 
gamut. 

Yet, at the end 
of it all, when that 18-wheeler 
backs up to Kyser Hall, you realize 
that it was all worth it. All the late 
nights all the hours you spent sit- 
ting, wondering if you were going 
to be able to stuff pages into that 
packet on time. 

I'll never forget the hum 
of those fluorescent lights in the 
journalism lab. They don't get any 
quieter as the night goes on. 
At the time. I don't think we real- 
ized we were designing and writing 
a history; that this would sit on 
someone's bookshelf as they grow 
old. Now, it's a joy to know our 



children's children can open the 
Potpourri yearbook 50 years from 
the time we graduated and see 
what our lives were like; who we 
were; and how our lives shaped 
theirs. 

They can turn to page 
20 of the 2002 yearbook and go 
back to Sept. 1 1. Those haunting 
pictures; that unforgettable day. 
I was driving to NSU when I heard 
about it on the radio. Those in my 
class will never forget where we 
were that day. Hopefully, through 
pictures and stories like the ones in 
the book, those who follow won't 
be either. 

They can turn to page 
1 1 1 from 2003 and learn that 
Nelly's "Dilemma" was the most 
downloaded song of 2002. They 
can read about the first year you 
could turn on cable in Natchitoch- 
es and watch MTV 

Simple little details. 

But I've learned those are 
the ones we cherish most some- 
times. Funny how a yearbook can 
capture those best. 

- Josh Green 
2002 and 2003 Editor in Chief 



The 2005 Potpourri "Continued Tradition" 
and earned the Silver Medal in the Columbia 
Scholastic Press Association competition. It 
also took the "Most Outstanding University 
Yearbook Award" and first place with 
special merit at the American Scholastic 
Press Association competition. 



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2005 



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After depicting 
a "Closer Look" 
on campus, the 
controversial 
2004 Potpourri 
earned the highest 
national awards 
given to collegiate 
yearbooks. 

It won the 
gold medal in the 
Columbia Scholastic 
Press Association 
competition 
and first place 
in the American 
Scholastic Press 
Association 
competition. 



photo by Larrie King 



Bethany Frank 

Editor in Chief 



We aren't the first, and 
I hope we aren't the last. We 
didn't create anything that wasn't 
already there, and we didn't do 
anything overly phenomenal. But 
we did, I hope, continue a legacy 
paved for us by our predecessors 
and continued by our followers. 

To say this publication 
was without its trials and tribulations 
would be a lie. But together we 
joined not as friends or comrades, 
but as strangers and found a 
bond stronger than coworkers and 
peers. Together we found a home 
away from home, and we created 
what we hope to be an accurate 
depiction of the 2008-2009 
academic year. 

We learned how to 
collaborate to create a book 
we feared would never be 



an actuality, and without the 
assistance of the students, alumni, 
faculty and staff, it would be simply 
an accumulation of blank pages. 

To say thank you would 
never be enough, but to say 
nothing-a sin. So to all those who 
continuously allowed us to knock 
on your doors, invade your privacy 
and blow up your telephones 
to get that one last quote, that 
one last contact, that one last 
interview — thank you. 

To our families, friends 
and loved ones who endured 
countless holidays and nights with 
an empty seat at the table, thank 
you for understanding our hard 
work and dedication to this annual. 

To our roommates who 
spent more time with our stuff 
than with us but never complained 



about the piles of dishes ana 
overflowing trash cans, thank you. 
Thank you for all your support. 

To my staff, a group of 
strangers who not only became 
friends and comrades, but a 
second family. Thank you. Thank 
you for your dedication and 
perseverance through our rocky 
year. Without you we would be 
that one story, photo and design 
less. 

To Kera Simon. Ms. 
Brocato and John Trotter-thank 
you. Without the three of you by 
my side, there is no way I could 
have survived this year or our final 
deadline. 

To the students of 
Northwestern, past, present and 
future, thank you. For without you. 
we are nothing. 




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Aaron, Janette 198 
Aaron, Joyce 154 
Abbott, Sarah 154 
Abernathy, Robert 154, 256 
Abraham, Jarrod 154 
Abramson, Tresa 198 
Ackel, Mary 154 
Adams, Jacob 154 
Adams, Jake 247 
Adams, Joshua 154 
Adams, Maghan 154 
Adams, Paul 154, 228 
Adams, Ryan 154 
Adams, Will 66 
Adcock, Dustin 154 
Adesola, Shardai 154, 243, 
248, 251 

Adroin, Ashlynn 216 
Aguilar, Linda 229 
Alcantara, Marcia 154 
Aldredge, Justin 140 
Alexander, Cristina 154 
Alexander, Nancy 204 
Alexander, Shala 198 
Alford, Martha 198 
Alfred, Shanice 154 
Allen, Annette 198 
Allen, Patricia 154 
Allen, Stephanie 154 
Allen, Sylvia 154 
Allen, Timothy 154 
Alley, John 154 
Allison, Elisabeth 18, 154, 
273 



Alvarez, Hollie 52, 53 
Alvarez, Hollie, 52, 53, 154 
Ambeau, Camelia 154, 247 
Ambrose, Kristie 154 
Ammons, Jeannine 198 
Ancelet, Sarah 154 
Anderson, Bailey 154, 214 
Anderson, Carrie 154 
Anderson, Chris 233 
Anderson, Ebone 154 
Anderson, Jerecus 154 
Anderson, Julia 154 
Anderson, Julian 154 
Anderson, Natasha 253, 230 
Anderson, Tatyana 154 
Anderson, Zachary 154 
Andreon, Jason 39 
Andres, Alix 154 
Andrews, Sara 154 
Anglin, John Anthony 128 
Anthony, Courtnee 155 
Anthony, Dameisha 155 
Antilley, David 198 
Antoon, Danielle 155 



Apugo, Danielle 21 1 
Aquilar, Linda 155 
Arceneaux, Colby 140 
Arkansas, Gabrielle 155 
Armelin, Jason 155 
Armelin, Randolph 155 
Armond, Elizabeth 98, 155, 
222 

Armstead, Esmeralda 155 
Arnold, Nathan 155 
Arnold, Wade 198 
Arrington, Zachary 155 
Arterberry, Katheryn 204 
Ashfield, Anne 155 
Ashworth, Jessica 155 
Ashworth, Michael 254 
Assayag, Gabrielle 155, 138 
Ates, Damarion 140 
Ates, Harmony 155 
Atkins, Tarlishia 155 
Aton, Tiffany 155 
Atteberry, James 155 
Attenberry, Carlee 155 
Atteridge, Christina 155 
Atwood, Megan 155 
Augustine, Alacia 155 
Augustine, Amenyah 198 
Augustine, Chaz 140 
Augustine, Darrell 155 
Austin, Dante 140 
Austin, Rachal 155 
Austin O'Brien 182 
Authement, Meagan 267 
Authement, Megan 155 
Autrey, Kathy 198 
Aymond, Justin 98, 155, 220 
Ayres, Tonya 155 



Babers, Chelsea 155 
Babineaux, Michael 155 
Backam, Samantha 155 
Bacon, Sam 155 
Badgett, Denzel 155 
Baham, Anne 155 
Baig, Muhammad 198 
Bailey, Geoffrey 155, 220 
Baisley, Tyler 125, 155 
Baker, Jessica 155 
Baker, Samantha 216 
Baldwin, Olivia 155 
Bales, Carl 155 
Ball, Brittney 155 
Ballard, Larry 155 
Banks, Alana 204 
Banks, Sherry 204 
Banks, Toria 155 
Bankston, Jill 198 
Banta, Julien 155 
Barden, Susan 155 



Bardin, Sherrod 155 
Bardin, Sylvia 155 
Bargeman, Colby 128 
Barker, Don 198 
Barker, PJ. 238 
Barker, Paula 155 
Barnes, Cedric 155 
Barnes, Dean 155, 156, 231, 
264 

Barnes, Haven 156, 245, 236 
Barnes, Kenneth 156 
Barnhill, Amy 156 
Barnum, Ashli 131 
Barr, Robin 156, 214 
Barrios, Sheree 198 
Barrios, Todd 198 
Barro, Megan 20 
Bartholomew, Brooke 156 
Bartlett, Alyssa 156 
Bartley, Zachary 156, 226 
Barton, Jennifer 156 
Barton, Ronald 156 
Barton, Ronnie 219 
Barton, Wendy 156, 237 
Basco, Cassandra 156, 215 
Bass, Charlie 156, 247 
Bass, Jasmine 156 
Batiste, Travis 156 
Battistelli, Andrew 15.6 
Batts, Michael 121 
Bauman, Dawn Rae 198 
Bayles, Nicole 156 
Bayonne, Korey 156 
Bays, Leslie 204 
Bazile, McKina 156 
Beal, Dejandra 156 
Bean, Jaleesa 156 
Bear, Colin 125 
Bearden, Christie 156 
Bearden, William 156 
Beasley, Bryan 156 
Beaubouef, Brandy 156 
Beavers, Brandy 156 
Beavers, Douglas 156 
Beck, Ashley 156 
Beckendorf, Meredith 156, 
214 

Beebe, Gloria 156 
Belen, Micheal 95 
Belew Michael 156 
Belew, Robert 156 
Bell, Chad 156, 140 
Bell, Colby 230 
Bell, Demitrious 128 
Bell, Japonika 156 
Bell, Lillie 198 
Bell, Tiffany 156 
Bellon, Susannah 105, 156 
Bembenick, Dan 219 
Benjamin, Paris 156 
Bennett, Victor 156 
Bennett, William 156 
Benoit, Jessica 156, 238 
Benoit, Kasey 156 



Benson, Phillip 156 

Benson, Robert 156 

Bentley, Christian 156 

Benton, Nikki 156 

Bergeron, Bethany 156 

Bergeron, Cain-Oscar 88, 

156 

Bernard, Carolyn 157 217 

222 

Bernard, Jody 157 

Bernard, Matthew 157 

Berrios, Wanda 157 

Berry, Airon 157 

Berthelot, Megan 157 216, 

222 

Berzas, Kathleen 157 

Bernard, Lance 157 

Bettevy, Erika 157 229 

Beverly, Gretchun 70, 21 1 

Bezik, Andrew 157 

Bezoari, Massimo 198 

Bias, Tory 157 

Bigger, Elizabeth 35 

Bilbo, Justin 157 

Billiot, Jesse 157 

Binns, Kelvin 157 

Birdwell, Katie 157 

Birl, Kristopher 157 

Biscoe, Joseph 198 

Biscoe, Roni 198 

Bishop, James 71 

Bizette, John Colby 98, 157 

263 

Black, Adam 252, 226 

Black, Jessica 157 214, 222, 

267 

Blackman, Taderia 157 

Blackshire, Cedric 157 

Blake, Jennifer 157 243 

Blake, Joan 157 

Blake, Kevin 157 

Blake, Sarah 204 

Blanchard, Dylan 252 

Blanchard, Lauren 157 

Blankenship, Melissa 204 

Blaze, Demarius 157 

Bledsoe, Bianca 157 251 

Bloodworth II, Mark 33, 157 

242 

Bloom, Christopher 157 

Bloxom, Robert 157 

Bobb, Yolanda Denise 198 

Boddie, Anthony 157 

Boddie, Heath 157 240 

Bodet, Cecile 157 243 

Boecker, Morgan 157 

Bohn, Henry 157 

Bolden, Merrell 157 

Bolds, Octavia 182, 253, 

230 

Bolds, Rashad 121, 157 

Bolton, Braydon 157 242 

Bolton, Thomas 157 270 

Bond, Geoffery 157 



Bonenberger, Patrick 157 
140 

Bonial, Paul 157 
Bonner, Jasmine 157 
Bonnet, Rebecca 157 
Book, Meagan 157 
Booker, Brashard 157 140 
Booker, Michael 140 
Books, Katy 157 
Boone, Brandon 157 
Boone, Jessica 157 
Boozer, Peyton 158 
Bor, Naumy 158 
Bordelon, Andrew 158 
Bordelon, Jeffery 140, 158 
Borden, Judy 158 
Borne, Holly 158 
Borne, Stephen 158 
Boston, Starleana 158, 237 
Boudreaux, David 158, 219 
Boudreaux, Delacy 158 
Boudreaux, Sarah 158 
Bouie, Christopher 158 
Bourg, Kevin 158 
Bourgeois, Janell 158 
Bourgeois, Megan 158 
Bourgeois, Sasha 158 
Bourque, Cody 158, 269 
Bouth, Ken 198 
Boutte, Markenia 94, 158, 
243, 251, 236 
Bowman, Latoya 251 
Boyd, Kathryn 158 
Boyd, Roxanne 158 
Boydstun, Joseph 158 
Bozenski, Casey 18, 34, 158 
Braden, Hope 158 
Bradford, Leslie 158 
Bradford, Tiffany 158 
Bradshaw, Laura 158 
Branch, Drew 140 
Brandon, Joi 158 
Brandon, Norman 158 
Brandon, Whitney 158 
Bratton, Chantel 158 
Braud, Travis 158 
Brazil, Travis 158 
Breaux, Alyson 158 
Breaux, Ryan 158 
Bredengerd, JC. 125 
Brent, Bill 198 
Brewer, Allison 158, 238 
Brewer, Ronnika 187 
Brewton, Eric 158 
Brewton, Kristin 158 
Bridges, David 158, 220 
Brion, James 158, 270 
Brister, Daniel 158, 260 
Brister, Kimberly 158 
Britnell, Bryan 158 
Britt, Becky 204 
Brittain, Mariana 158 
Broadway, Beverly 158 
Broadway, Casey 158 




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Broadway. Janet 198 
Broadway. Sarah 158 
Brocato. Mary 198, 279 
Broggi, Genny 158 
Brooke. Kelly 158 
Brooks, Aramie 159 
Brooks. Eric 159. 233 
Brooks. Keven 159, 208, 223 
Brooks. Lacreasha 159 
Brooks. Lakeshia 159 
Brooks. Patrick 159, 243, 247 
251 

Brossette, Rayce 159 
Brossette, Tiffany 159 
Broughton, Kyle 125 
Broussard, Ariel 159 
Broussard. William 253 
Broussard, Jenna 58 
Broussard. Shaquille 159 
Brown, Ashley 247 270 
Brown, Aubrey 264 
Brown. Betsy 1 38 
Brown. Christopher 159 
Brown. Crystal 159 
Brown. Dedra 159, 213, 223 
Brown. Dwana 159 
Brown. Florence 159, 264 
Brown. Garrett 1 59 



Brown, Holly 159 
Brown. Jiame 159. 211 
Brown, Kacy 159 
Brown. Kasey 223. 140 
Brown, Kerrisha 159. 230 
Brown. Khristoffer 159. 230 
Brown, Leland 159, 248 
Brown, Lorrie 159 
Brown, Nathaniel 121. 159 
Brown. Phil 198 
Brown, Rebecca 159 
Brown. Renae. 102. 159, 233 
Brown. Robert 159 
Brown, Rose 159 
Brown, Shalecia 159 
Brown, Taylor 159 
Brown, Terence 159 
Brown, Victoria 159 
Browning. Lindsay 159. 238 
Brozgold, Chelsea 138 
Bruce, Jesse 159 
Bruce, Kevin 159 
Bruce. Laura 159 
Brumfield. Brantly 159 
Brumley, Beverly 159 
Brumley. Jessica 159 
Brunet, Brandi 159 
Bruney. Erin 159 
Bruno. Cary 126. 127 159. 
236 

Brunston. Victoria 159 
Bryan. Jennelle 159 
Bryan. Stephen 159 
Bryant, Ashley 159 
Bryant. Isaac 159 
Bryant. Kayla 159 



Bryd. Cecil 160 
Buckner, Kacey 71 
Buisson, Jordan 160 
Bullard. Andy 233 
Bullard. Nicole 160. 226 
Bullard. Robert 160, 219 
Burgess. Robert 160 
Burke. Greg 198 
Burke. Reagan 160. 216 
Burnette. Jeangelis 160 
Burney. Erin 138 
Burns. Austin 160. 242 
Burns. Michaela 160. 215 
Burris. Alisha 204 
Burt, Heather 138 
Burton, Kandrea 160 
Bush. Constance 198 
Bush. Gabrielle 160 
Butcher, Jennifer 160 
Butler, Ashanti 230 
Butler, John 160 
Butler, Ladarrellini 160 
Butler. LaDarrellinique 230 
Butler. Va'Vay 160 
Byers. Kennis 121 
Byrd. John 198 



Caballero, Rutilio 160 
Cacioppo, Destin 160 
Cader, Amanda 160 
Caffey. Sarah 160. 229 
Cagle. Kathleen 160 
Cahee. Patrice 160. 248 
Cain. Rachel 160 
Caldwell. Ebony 160 
Caldwell, Paige 160 
Calhoun, Melise 160 
Callahan, Chris 84 
Callender. Audra 160 
Cambren. Steven 160. 242 
Campa, Edgar 160 
Campbell, Doyle 160 
Campbell, Lacey 160 
Candiotto, Meagan 160, 
216 

Canerday. Margaret 160 
Cannatella, Erica 204 
Cannon. Cassie 215. 222. 
269 

Cantrelle. Timothy 160. 238 
Cantu. Jorge 160. 245. 228 
Capers. Ambernette 160 
Caranahan. Courtney 160 
Cararas, Victoria 160 
Card. Brittany. 126. 127 
Carey, Christopher 160 
Carlin, De'Marcus 160. 226. 
269 
Carlisle. Dustin 204 



Carlone. Kayla 160 
Carlton. Dean 160 
Carlton, Jarred 160 
Carmouche. Gary 160 
Carnahan. Courtney 95 
Carnlme. Abigail 160 
Carpenter. Allison 204. 229 
Carr, Courtney 160 
Carr. Keva 160 
Carr. Nicolas 160 
Carr. Willson 121 
Carrier. Crlssy 160 
Carrillo. Victoria 161. 243. 
251. 269 

Carroll. Amanda 243 
Carson, James 161 
Carson, Martinez 121. 161. 
140 

Carson. Melody 85 
Carter, Amber 161 
Carter, Jamie 161, 211 
Carter, John 198 
Carter. Marlene 198 
Casanave, Stephen 161 
Cascio. Kimberly 270 
Case, Zachary 161, 140 
Casey. Hannah 161. 138 
Casselberry. Joseph 226 
Castell. Jacob 161 
Castille, Andrea 161 
Castillo. Zanny 136 
Castle. Lauren 198 
Catlln, Ethan 161 
Caudill, Tiffany 247 
Cella. Sarah 20 
Celmer, Katherine 161 
Cenales, Camille 161, 230 
Chacere, Corey 161 
Chachere. Monique 161, 
243, 251 

Chambers, Eloise 204 
Chambers, Winde 204 
Chambliss, Haley 161, 217 
222 

Champagne, Robyne 204 
Chandler, Clarence 161 
Chandler, Michael 242 
Chandler. Teandra 161 
Charier, Desiree 161 
Charles, Jasmine 146 
Charles. Kenneth 140 
Charleville, Lashea 71, 161 
Chasteen, Mark 161 
Chatman, Brandon 19, 161 
Chelette. Erick 161. 279, 285 
Chesher. Haley 138 
Chevalier, Diedre 161 
Childress. Olympia 161. 266 
Chips. Krystal 204 
Chitman, Patrick 140 
Choate. Denny 124 
Cholvitea. Savannah 161 
Chrisman, Kasey 204 
Christensen. Chloee 146 



Chris tensen. Paula 198 
Chris tianson. Elizabeth 161 
Christ ophe. David 198 
Christopher. Jasmine 121 
Christopher. Paul 161 
Citizen, Joshua 121, 161 
Clarius. Hannah 161 
Clarius. Lisa 161 
Clarius, Sarah 32, 40, 245 
Clarius. Sarah, 32. 40, 245 
Clark. Benjamin 161 
Clark. Chrystal 161 
Clark. DAndreas 223 
Clark. Dennis 161. 140 
Clark. Donyelle 53 
Clark, Ebonye 161 
Clark, Kaycle 161, 216 
Clarkston, Kevin 161. 247 
279, 280 

Clavier. Derek 161. 221 
Cleveland. James 161 
Cleveland. Robin 161 
Cloy, Courtney 264 
Coates, Jarrod 161 
Coats, Belinda 198 
Cobb, Justin 161 
Coen, Adam 228 
Coen. Joshua. 34, 88. 161 
Coffman, Daniel 227 228 
Cofield, Arsenio 161 
Cohenour, David 161 
Coker, Lela 161 
Colbert, Raderrius 161 
Cole, Cameron 161 
Coleman, Darrell 162 
Coleman, Latonya 162 
Coleman, Renese 162 
Coleman, Tamekia 162 
Colflesh, Kirsten 162 
Colic, Dragana 122, 123 
Colins. Jennifer 162 
Collingsworth. Kris 204 
Collins, Bill 198, 233 
Collins, Christopher 162 
Collins. Cordel 233 
Collins, Erica 162 
Collins, Josh 221 
Collins. Pamela 162 
Collins, Phyllis 233 
Collins, Renee 204 
Collins, Tamara 162 
Collins, Tanya 162 
Collins, Timothy 162 
Collongues, Tracena 35, 
162 

Colunga, Stephaine 162 
Combs, Michael Ebarb 165 
Comeaux, Dawn 121 
Conde, Danielle 162 
Conlin. Holly 162 
Connor, Randa 162 
Constance. Ashley 42, 162, 
231. 264 
Coody. Cagney. 40. 41 



Cook. Alicia 162 
Cook, Brittney 162 
Cook, Shecarra 204 
Cooke. Rovin 216 
Cookie, Robin 162 
Cooley, Lara 162 
Cooley, Trey 140 
Cooper, Anthony 162 
Cooper, Claton 125 
Cooper, Clayton 124 
Cooper. Jacqueline 162 
Cooper, James 162 
Cooper, Katie 110 
Cooper, Matthew 162 
Copeland. Marissa 162 
Copeland. Nicholas 162 
Cord, Larsen 162 
Coreil, Krlstine 252 
Corey. Taylor 162, 253 
Corkern, Dylan 162, 220, 63 
Corliss. Kelly 126 
Cosey. Tyran 90 
Cotten, Johsua 162 
Cotton, Quandras 162 
Couch. Russ 102 
Couley, Glen 199 
Counts. Erin 162 
Courville, Mariah 162 
Courvllle. Nicholas 162 
Courville, Nick 66 
Cousin, Allison 263 
Coutee, April 162 
Coutee. John 199 
Coutee, Summer 162 
Cowan. Jenny 204 
Cox. Dana 162 
Cox. Danielle 204 
Cox, Linda 199 
Cox, Lisa 162. 214 
Cozier. Lauren 162 
Craft. Katie 162. 233 
Craig. Crystal 162 
Craig, Jessica 58 
Craig, Marcus 162 
Craige. Arielle 162, 243 
Cramer, Kevin 162 
Cramer, Sarah 273, 279, 281 
Crane. Amanda 162 
Crawford. Ragan 162 
Crawford. Shelly 162. 163 
Crayton. Krystle 163 
Creamer. Betty 199 
Creighton, Walter 237 
Creighton, Luke 274 
Crew. Kalesha 163 
Crew. Robert 199 
Crews, Victoria 163 
Crisp, Kinetta 163 
Croghan, John 270 
Croghan, Tammy 270 
Crosby. Amanda 163. 216 
Crosby. Kimberly 163 
Crumbley. Jerett 63, 163. 
220 





Cruz, Joshua 163 
Culbert, Eddie 163 
Cullen, Megan 163, 216, 269 
Culotta, Brittany 121 
Cundall, Mike 199 
Cunningham, Caitlin 216 
Cunningham, Josef 266 
Cunningham, Kristie 163 
Curovic, Adna 122, 123 
Currie, Matt 140 
Curry, Lawanda 163 
Curtis, Jesse 163 
Curukovic, Adna 123 
Cutshall, Jesse 219 



Dadgett, Denzel 248 
DagamaSiva, Katelyn 163 
Daigle, Troy 163 
Dailey, Aryssa 163 
Daisy, Kristen 163 
Dalton, Shelita 163, 279, 283 
DAmato, Jean 199 
Dampier, Mack 140 
Dancik, Garrett 199 
Danese, Melissa 216 
Daniel, Jennifer 163 
Daniels, Diane 163, 238, 269 
Daniels, Joshua 140, 163 
Daniels, Justin 163, 274 
Daniels, Mark 163, 226, 269 
Danley, Molly 163 
Darby, Juanita 199 
Darden, Leah 248 
Darfus, Janet 199 
Dauenhauer, Jordan 204 
Daughtery, Frankie 163 
Dauphin, Amy 163 
Dauzat, Nicole 163, 216 
Davenport, Kali 252 
Davenport, Patrick 163 
Davidson, Tamatha 163 
Davis, Ashleigh 163 
Davis, Chianti 163 
Davis, Christina 163 
Davis, Christine 163 
Davis, Clarence 163 
Davis, Hanna 163 
Davis, Jamie 163 
Davis, Joseph 163 
Davis, Joshua 163 
Davis, Lajasmine 163 
Davis, Megan 163, 216 
Davis, Michael 163, 238, 274 
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Davis, William 140 
Day, Garrett 163 
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Deering, Taylor 136 
Deford, Matt 199, 245 
Degeyter, Valerie 163 
Degray, Ashley 163 
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Demars, Shutaraka 164 
Demoucher, Shantel 164 
Demusdackson, Ola 164, 
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Deniakos, Jacob 228, 238 
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Desmarattes, Mark 164 
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Deville, Brad 164 
Deville, Katie 164 
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Dhoate, Denny 125 
Dickens, Bill 199 
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Digivanni, Julia 164 
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Dockery, Megan 136 
Docter, Joshua 273 
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Dodson, Amy 164 
Doerfler, Aaron 164 
Dollar, Susan 199 
Domangue, Brittany 164, 
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Domangue, Kyle 164, 269 
Doolan, Khirsten 164, 247 
Dorman, Tim 72 
Dornelas, Sara, 127 
Dorsey, Chesity 204 
Dorsey, David 164 
Dorsey, Mark 226 
Doshier, Christopher 164 
Douglas, Shequita 164, 243 



Douglas, Stacey 164, 213, 
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Douncet, Sophie 164 
Downes, Laura 164 
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Doyle, Rickey 164 
Drake, Devon 14, 164 
Drobina, Elanor 164 
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Dubois, Leslie 164 
Dubroc, Andre 164 
Duchardt, Barbara 199 
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Duffy, Phillip 164, 219 
Dugar, John 164 
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Duku, Joshua Owusu 183 
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Dunn, Quentin 245 
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Dupuy, Amanda 165 
Dupuy, Christina 165 
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Durrett, Joshua 165 
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Dutsch, Ellen 199 
Dwight, Tennie 165 
Dykes, Meagan 165 
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Earl, Patrick 140 
Earls, Labria 165 
Eason, Patrick 165 
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Ebarb, Charles 165 
Ebarb, Michael 31, 165, 220 
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Eddington, Ethan 165 
Eddington, Evan 165 
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Edgar, Andrew 165 
Edgar, Melvin 165 
Edgerson, Paislee 90, 165 



Eding, Chris 199 
Edmond, Germayne 140 
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Efontenot, Nickolas 165 
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Ellis, Sheperd 165 
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Emery, Tyrone 165 
Emfinger, Mandie 233 
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English, Matthew 166, 233 
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Erario, Daniel 204 
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Erica O'Neal 183, 211 
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Emstein, Julie 199 
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Escott, Mary 166, 216 
Espenan, Courtney 216 
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Ethridge, Brittanaye 166 
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Evans, Jeremy 66, 208, 223 
Evans, Joseph 231 
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Evans, Quaneshia 166 
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Fabre, Rachel 166 
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Falcon, Brenda 199 
Falke, Carrie 166 
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Faucheaux, Adam 228 
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Fluitt, Tyler, 95, 221 
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Foster, Matthew 167 228 
Foster, Maye 199 
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Fox, Dorene 199 
Foy, Jessica 167 
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Freeman, Randy 167 212. 
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Gauthier, Yoshika 168 
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Gruesbeck, Steve 199 
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Guidry, Leigh Gentry 168. 
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Guin. ElisaBeth 264 
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Guthrie, Jennifer 21. 169, 
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Habig. Mary 169 
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Hall. Katy 199 
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Hall. Tiffany 169 
Hall. Tom 199 
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Halverson, Catherine 169. 
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Hamner. Randi 1 70 
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Hare, Kent 199 
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Hayes. Bobbie 138. 170. 
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Haynie. Juan 170 
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Hazel. Dana 1 70 
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Heinz. Lenard 171 
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Henson, Stephanie 200 
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Hickman. Debbie 200 
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Hill, Michael 121, 171, 251 
Hill, Ron'Eeka 171 
Hills, Tiffani 171, 230 
Hilton, Michael 171 
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Hogan, Spencer 171 
Holcombe, Pam 205 
Holden, Lamarcus 171 
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Holliday, Serena, 75 
Hollier, Jessica 171 
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Hollinquest, Laquisha 171 
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Holloway, Alison 171 
Holloway, Alma 205 
Holloway, Sommer 171 
Holmes, David 171, 212, 223 
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Hooper, Jennifer 171 
Hoover, Lebronte 172 
Hopkins, Heather 172 
Horton, Reshad 35, 186 
Hough, Colby 172 
Hough, Gillian 172 
Housel, Bill 266 
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Howard, Jamaica 172 
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Huff, Lianne 172 
Huffman, Stephen 172 
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Hughes, Lacie 138 
Hughes, Lauren 33, 66, 211, 
223, 243, 236 
Hughes, Virginia 172 
Hulbin, James 172 
Humphery, Dexter 172 
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Humprey, Ryan 233 
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Hunt, Sarah 172, 229 
Hunter, Carrneisha 172 
Hunter, Derrick 172 
Hunter, Kakeishia 172 
Hunter, MAndreia 172 
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Hussey, Susan 200 
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Hyde, Sunny 172 
Hymel, Jennifer 172 
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Ibanga, Elisha 172 
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Irvin, Whitney 172 
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Islam, Rafiqul 200 
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Ivey, Michael 172 
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Jason, Sundra 173 
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Jeanice, Brittany 173 
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Krajciova, Jana 175 

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Lorio. Brian 177 
Lotoya. Malvo 177 
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Lott. Kyeisha 177 
Louis. Weldon 177 
Louper. Julisa 177 
Louviere. Lacy 177 
Love. Christopher 177 
Love. Ledell 177 140 
Lowe. Rebecca 177 273 
Loyd. Mitchell 95 
Lucas, Angel 177 
Lucien. Andrea 227 
Luck. Tara 177 247 233 
Luckett. Ashley 177 
Lucky. Jana 200 
Luevanos, Zach 125 
Lumives. Jimmy 177 
Lupo. Lauren 66, 177 216. 
236 

Luquet, Courtney 177 
Luwisch. Janie 177 
Lyles. Chase 124. 125. 177 



Mobile. Denise 177 216. 222 
MacHael, Johnson 177 
MacHael, Walker 177 
Maciel, Christopher 178 
MacKey. Derian 178 
Madden, April 178. 138 
Maddox, Hank 200 
Maddox. Heather 216 
Maese. Carlos 125 
Magana. Kathryn 178. 275 
Maggio, Derek 178 
Maggio. Kimberley 178 
Maggio, Lindsay 178, 217 
Mahaffey. Felix 178 
Mahaffey. Lynnsey 178 
Major. James 221 
Major, Shanice 106, 107 
178, 269 

Malagarie, Haley 178 
Malbrue. Lexy 178 
Mallery, Amber 205 
Mallory. Matt 274 
Malone, Aaron 205 
Mangiaracina, Patrizia 178 
Mangrum. Millard 200 
Mann. Beth 200 
Manning, Megan 136 
Manring, James 178 
Manshack. Samantha 178 
Manson Melvin 178 
Manuel, Brittany 1 78 
Manuel. Dylan 178 
Manuel, Michelle 178. 215. 
267 



Manuel. Paul 221 
Maranto. Christie 205 
Marengo. Stacy 178 
Markray. Lakeisho 1 78 
Marks. Challcla 178 
Marks. Christian 178. 138 
Marks. Delicia 1 78 
Maroski. Ursula 205 
Marr, Casey 1 78 
Marsh, Mallory 1 78 
Martin. Alii© 1 78 
Martin. Andrea 248 
Martin. Arthur 1 78 
Martin, Hannah 178 
Martin, Jeremy 178 
Martin. Katherine 178 
Martin. Savanna 178 
Martin. Tekedra 178 
Martin, Tina 178 
Martinez. Amber 178. 215 
Martinez, Carson 121, 161, 
140 

Martinez. Justin 1 25 
Martinez, Miguel 45 
Martinez. Pat 200 
Martone, Christina 178 



Mason, Anthony 178 
Mason. Camerron 138 
Mason. Jacqueline 200 
Masson, Stephanie 200 
Mastrosimone. Catherine 
178,215 

Matera, Lauren 178 
Matherne. Jacqueline 205 
Mathew, Amy 178 
Matthews. Alisa 178 
Matthews. Bradford 140 
Matthews. Casey 178. 216 
Matthews. Dave 178 
Matthews, Douglas 178 
Matthews. Jacob 178 
Matthews. Katie 178 
Matthews. Quinnin 178 
Matthews. Shecola 178 
Matthews, Tena 131 
Matthews, Tracey 178. 179 
Matthews, Tyler 1 79 
Maurin, Carly 1 79 
Maxey. William 179 
Maxie, Jamila 200 
Maxwell, Lauren, 95 
May. Kyle 1 79. 233 
May. Matt 274. 233 
May. Matthew 1 79 
Mayberry. Jame 1 79 
Mayeux. Emily 179 
Mayeux, Sara. 106. 107 179 
Mayeux. Stacy 200 
Mayfield. Cameron 228 
Mayfield. Erin 179. 247 
May weather. Erica 179 
May weather. Jemartrius 1 79 
Mbaka. Maryann 66. 211. 
236. 269 



McAlpin. James 1 79, 237 
McAuhffe. Geneva 179 247 
McBnde. Krlstlna 1 79 
McBnde. Ron 200 
McCain. Megan 1 79 
McCalister. Rachel 66. 1 79 
216. 236 

McCalllster. Terrie 200 
McCauley. Brandon 1 79. 
279. 289 

McCauley. Theresa 1 79 
McClain. Clerra 1 79 
McClain. Davina 201 
McClain. Shaqueena 1 79 
McCleary. Brooke 1 79 
McClendon, Chasity 1 79, 
251 

McClinton, Arnaye 1 79 
McClure. Morgan 179 
McConathy. Michael 1 79, 
128 

McConnell. Breyon 1 79 
McCord, Carlee, 89. 1 79 
McCord. Kaleigh 179. 238 
McCowen. Mary 179, 217 
McCullough. Bradley 1 79 



McCullough. Lauren 1 79 
McCullough. Tara 179, 214 
McDaniel. Alicia 179 215, 
222 

McDaniel. Charles 140 
McDermott, Chasity 1 79 
243 

McDonald, Chris 205 
McDonald, Julie 237 
McDonald, Ryan 1 79 
McDowell, Nicole 1 79 
McDowell, Raymond 201 
McElwee. Jenny 217 
McElwee, Meghan 179 
McElwee. Taylor 140 
McEvoy. Hannah 1 79 
McFarland. Hope 1 79. 253 
McFerrin, Karen 201 
McFerrin. Laura 1 79 
McGee, Mranda 205 
McGiinnis, Bessie 1 79 
McGlathery. Matthew 1 79 
McGuill. Sean 1 79 252 
McHaffey. Jason 1 79 
McHalek. Coby 1 79 
Mclnnis. Molly 20 
McKee. James 1 79 
McKee. Jimmy 140 
McKenzie. Cecelia 1 79 
McKerall. Lacey 238 
McKinney. Jason 180 
McKinney. Lekesha 180 
McKnight. Patricia 201 
McLain. Bailey 180 
McLamore. Jordan 106, 
180. 217 

McLellan. Elizabeth 180 
McLellan. Regan 180 





McManamy, Rebecca 180, 
256 

McMellon, Sheena 180 
McMillan, Olivia 180 
McNaughton, Matthew 180 
McNaughtor, Bethany 180 
McNeal, Jackson 180, 219 
McNear, Jeffrey 180, 242 
McPhail, Jessica 131 
McQueen, Ragan 180, 220 
McReynolds, Nathanial 121, 
180 

Meacham, Shelton 274 
Meagley, Jeff 219 
Meek, Dawn 180, 216 
Mehl, Cameron 121 
Mehl, Mathieu 180 
Melbert, Dematrice 180 
Melder, Connie 201 
Melder, Jared 180 
Melder, Mark 201 
Melder, Mark o. 266 
Melder, Philip 180 
Meloin, Karaski 270 
Menard, Rachelle 25, 180 
Menard, Toni216, 270 
Menasco, Chasity 180 
Mendez, Gretchen 180 
Mendoza, Brittni 180, 215 
Merchant, Catherine 201 
Meredith, Ethan 221 
Merkel, Kevin 180 
Merritte, Roquel 1 80 
Meshell, Jonas 180 
Messer, Danielle 180, 267 
Messick, Brandon 39 
Messick, Charles 180 
Methvin, Allison 180 
Metoyer, Hannah 215, 238 
Meyer, Daniel 125, 180 
Meyers, Stacy 24, 256 
Meyers, Trent 1 80 
Meziere, Madeline 201 
Meziere, Rodney 231 
Michael, Nathan 220 
Michel, Lauren 180, 256, 269 
Midkiff, Joshua 180 
Miller, Amanda 180 
Miller, Andrea 180 
Miller, Angela 201 
Miller, Dallis 180 
Miller, Jeremy 180 
Miller, Jessica 180 
Miller, John 180 
Miller, Kayla 180 
Millhouse, Ashley 180, 138 
Milliken, Angelique 180 
Mills, Charles 180 
Mills, Ginny 180 
Mills, John 269 
Mills, Kayla 180 
Milner, Brenda 201 
Milzokiya, Wilson 180, 211 
Mimes, Mychael 180 



Mire, Jessie 181 

Mischler, Jim 201 

Mitchell, Chad 181 

Mitchell, Heather 205 

Mitchell, Jacob 181 

Mitchell, Linda 181 

Mitchell, Timothy 191, 274 

Mitchell, Tyler 14, 273 

Mitchell-Darden, Leah 181 

Mitchem, Asya 211, 223 

Mitts, Carrie 181 

Mixon, Whitney 181, 217 

266 

Mizener, Brendon 50, 70, 

181, 238, 228 

Mizener, Maureen 105, 181 

Moehring, Mitch 72, 181 

Moffett, Adris 181, 251 

Molette, Landell 181 

Momenpour, Shala 181, 214 

Monroe, Garrett 181 

Montgomery, Gavin 181, 

233 

Montgomery, Marquis 181, 

251 

Montgomery, Stephanie 

181 

Moody, Jerry 128 

Moody, Tasha 181 

Moon, Rachel 181 

Moore, Cavante 181 

Moore, Demario 181 

Moore, Garrison 181 

Moore, Jacob 181 

Moore, Jeff 201 

Moore, Jimmy 181 

Moore, Kara 181 

Moore, Kim 205 

Moore, Metria 181 

Moore, Rebecca 181 

Moore, Stacey 181 

Moore, Stormie 181, 215, 

222 

Morace, Anna 181 

Morace, Maegan 87 

Moran, Jessica 181, 215 

Moran, Matthew 181 

Moreland, Alexandra 181, 

216 

Morgan, Ariane 181, 213, 

223, 243 

Morgan, Clarissa 181 

Morgan, Kyle 181 

Morgan-Hall, Perry 201 

Moriarty, Megan 181 

Morphew Steven 181, 220 

Morris, Crystal 181 

Morris, Jace 181 

Morris, Joe 201 

Morris, Marcus 181 

Morris, Marissa 181 

Morris, Ora 248 

Morrison, Maketia 181, 243 

Morrison, Mathew 181, 269 



Morrison, Matthew 240, 247 
Morrow, Madeline 181, 229, 
252 

Moses, Clarissa 227 
Moses, Leah 181 
Moses, Mamie 181, 216 
Moses, Troy 181 
Mosley, Brittany 182 
Mosley, Morgan 182 
Mote, Donald 220 
Mott, Erica 1 82 
Moulton, Grace 182 
Moulton, Patrice 201 
Mouton, Daren 182 
Mouton, Kayla 182 
Mudd, Galen 121 
Mullins, Conner 140 
Munch, Bryan 182, 140 
Munguia, Raul 182 
Muravitsky, Alexei 201 
Murphy, Courtney 182 
Murphy, Jeremy 182 
Murray, Amber 182 
Murray, Jeremy 182, 51 
Murrell, Taja 182 
Musick, Daniel 113, 182 
Myers, Katie 1 82 
Myers, Katrina 1 82 
Myrick, Thomas 182, 228, 
238 



Nancie, Cain 182 
Nanno, Bianca 182 
Narcisse, Erica 182, 230 
Nash, Aron 58 
Nauta, Jordyn 182 
Nealy, Laura 182 
Neely, Allyson 182 
Neely, Brittany 216 
Neil, Christine 257 
Nelms, Aaron 182 
Nelms, Lisa 182 
Nelson, Justin 182 
Nelson, Zachery 182 
Nett, Carrie 182 
Neveu, Marine 182 
Newlee, Mindy 201 
Newman, Kyle 182 
Newman, Melinda 273 
Newman, Ellis 273 
Newsome, Brandy 182 
Newton, Gabriel 205 
Nicholas, John 182 
Nichols, Bridgette 182 
Nichols, Garrison, 21 
Nichols, Linda 201 
Nichols, Tiffany 20 
Nichols, Watson 193, 228 
Nielson, Ashley 216 



Nielson, Brooke 216 
Nipp, Jordon 125 
Noel, Ruth 182 
Norman, Paralee 201 
Northcott, Dustin 125, 182 
Northen, Tyler 182 
Norton, Ashley 182 
Norton, Joseph 182 
Norton, Samuel 121 
Norton, Taylor 182, 243 
Nowlin, Bobbie 244 
Nowlin, Bobby 23, 201 
Nugent, Jenna 182 
Nunnally, David 182 
Nuss, Jessi 216 
Nuss, Joshua 182, 270 
Nusst, Joshua 228 



O'Banion, Joel 182 
O'Binns Jr., Kelvin 237 
O'Leary, Tery 244 
O'Neal, Justin 124, 125, 183 
O'Neal, Tiffany 183, 230 
O'Steen, Hattie 170 
O'Steen, Rachel 138 
Oakley, Missy 138 
Oates, John 182, 221 
Ocampo, Michael 125 
Oehler, Jessica 182 
Ogorek, Teri 182 
Ojeda, Stephanie 183, 252, 
229 

Oliver, Joshua 58 
Oliver, Terry 1 83 
Oliver, Victoria 183 
Olivier, Terra 1 83 
Olsen, Cody 183 
Oncale, Robert 183 
Onellion, Krystal 263 
Onyema, Dennis 183 
Oppenheimer, Brittany 183 
Orebeaux, Dasha 216 
Orsborn, Kimberly 183 
Ortiz IV Carlos 183, 226 
Oshinowo, Olaoluqaposi 
208 

Osteen, Mary 183, 252 
Otis, Laron 183 
Otto, Kelli 183 
Owecki, Lonnie 183 
Owens, Devin 236 
Owens, Drake 201 
Owens, Francesco 183 
Owers, Danielle 183 
Owusu-Duku, Angela 253 
Oyeku, Christopher 251 



Pacheco, Kayla 183, 216 
Padilla, Angie 183 
Pagels, Leah 183 
Paige, Cortez 183 
Palermo, Wendi 201 
Palmer, Caitlin 183 
Pang, Ryan 183 
Pania, Thelma 183 
Papia, Louis 228 
Pardue, Casey 183 
Park, Sanghoon 201 
Parker, Brittany 183 
Parker, Desire 183 
Parker, Terria 183 
Parker, Whitney 183, 237 



Parks, Krystal 183 
Parrie, Hilary 1 83 
Parrish, Vickie 201 
Parsons, Miles 125, 183 
Patel, Priya 183 
Patrick, Jenna 183 
Patterson, Katrina 244 
Patzer, Bogumila 183 
Patzer, Bogusia 123 
Paul, Amanda 183, 231, 264 
Paul, Jennifer 183 
Paul, Jessica 26, 183 
Paul, Jessica, 26, 183 
Paul, Mary 183 
Payne, Amanda 183, 237 
Payne, Demetrius 212, 223 
Payne, Ethel 183 
Payne, Jr. Demetrius 212 
Payne, Ryan 183 
Pea, Latoyia 58 
Pearce, Corinne 201 
Pearson, Chris 121, 221 
Pearson, Spencer 32, 183 
Pease, Eric 140 
Peck, Allee 34 
Pedro, Ron 201 
Peel, Brian 183 
Pefferkorn, Brett 184, 274 
Pellerin, Ainsley 184 
Pena, Amber 273 
Pence, Katrina 184 
Penico, Samantha 184 
Pennington, Kathryn 201 
Pennington, Leon 201 
Pepper, Matthew 184 
Perdomo, Jenny 138 
Perkins, Darius 184 
Perkins, Ivanyka 184, 243 
Perkins, Kurt 184 
Perot, Dee Dee 201 
Perot, Hannah 184 
Perry, Dave 184 
Perry, Justin 140 
Perry, Kevin 140 
Perry, Marisa 1 84 








Person, Sarah 184 
Peter. Alex 1 84 
Peterson, Eileen 184 
Petite, Lyneshia 1 84 
Petravicius, Deividas 163, 
128 

Petty, Matthew 1 84 
Phifer, Curt 201 
Philip, Robichaux 184 
Phillip, Adams 184 
Phillip, Katherine 184 
Phillip. Leblanc 184 
Phillips, Shandra 184 
Phillips, Tiffany 184 
Philyaw, Cassie 184 
Pickett, Blair 184, 227 
Pickney, Andreas 184 
Pierce, Barbara 201 
Pierce, Brittany 184 
Pierce. Mary Margaret 184 
Pierce, Michael 184 
Pierce, Monica 184 
Pierce. Nicole 98, 184 
Pierce, Scott 140 
Pierce, Susan 205 
Pierite, Elisabeth 184. 254, 
231 

Pierite. Tashina 184, 254 
Pierite. Travonne 184 
Pierson. Pat 201 
Pinckard, James 184 
Pinell. Tiffani 222 
Pinkerton, Hedy 201 
Pinkston, Jennifer 248 
Pinter. Emily 184 
Piotter, Duwan 184 
Pipkin, MaQueta 227 
Pippin, Brittany 106, 184, 
216 

Pitche. Kayla217 
Pitcher, Kayla66. 184 
Pitre, Lamar 1 84, 63 
Planchock, Norann 205 
Plotkin, Andrew 125, 184 
Poe. Codie 1 84, 260 
Poirrier, Alyssa 1 84 
Pollacia, Lissa 201 
Pollard, Cashas 140 
Ponder, Zachary 184 
Pool. Elizabeth 184, 238 
Poole, Adam 184 
Pope, Joseph 201 
Porche, Adam 184 
Porche, Justin 184 
Porche, Kayla 1 84 
Poree. Sarah 185 
Porrier, Alyssa 2 1 6 
Porter, Jacqueline 248 
Porter, Lamarshea 1 85 
Porter, Roosevelt 185, 248 
Porterie, Kalem 185. 128 
Posada. Daniela 123 
Posada, Daniella. 122 
Possoit. Cotton 185 



Potior. Asley 185. 243 
Potts. Charles 185 
Potts. Charlie 99. 228. 238 
Potts. Dustin 185 
Powell. Amber 185 
Powell. Chase 185. 219 
Powell. Isaac 245 
Powell. Kaylyn 185 
Powell. Matthew 185 
Powell. Valerie 245 
Prescott. Jace 140 
Preston, Chris 212 
Preuett, Matt 273 
Preuett. Oliver 1 85 
Preylo, Latrice 185 
Price, Christie 201 
Price, Kevin 185 
Price, Zachary 32. 185 
Prier, Michael 185. 54 
Primes, Cherie' 185 
Prince, Billy 185 
Pringle, Lindsey 185 
Priola. Justin 95. 185. 221 
Procell, Laura 185. 215 
Pruden. Chris 240 
Pryor. Beth Ann 216 
Pryor, Elizabeth 1 85 
Pryor. Seth 237 
Puente. Jessica 185, 229 
Pugh, Andrea 185 
Pullig, Kimberly 185 
Punch, Jacob 185, 244 



Quails. Daniel 125. 185 
Quanisia. Jenkins 185 
Quebedeaux, Cy 185 
Quebedeaux. Katie 185 
Quincy, Jackson 1 85, 236 
Quinn, Stephanie 245 



Rabalais, Megan 185, 216 
Rachal, Alicia 185 
Rachal, Courtney 185 
Rachal, Gerri 201 
Rachal, Lauren 185 
Rachal, Lisa 41 
Rachal. Ruth 201 
Rack. Wildric 185 
Ragan, Alex 185 
Ragas, Cory 140 
Raley. Brittany 1 85 
Raley, Catherine 185 
Ramirez. Josue 185 
Ramos. Christian 185 
Ramsey. Margaret 185 



Ramshur. Ryan 185. 221 
Randall. Johnson 185 
Randazo. Monica 66. 1 85, 
222 

Randle. Joanay 185 
Rankin, Kelsey 185 
Raphael. Stewart 186 
Rasco, Kimberly 186 
Ratliff. Candlce 186. 248. 
251 

Ratliff. Lekisha 186 
Ratliff. Natalie 186 
Ratzburg. Carl 186 
Ray, Brandon 1 86 
Ray. Courtney 186. 214 
Rayfield. Catrina 205 
Redmon, Morgan 140, 221 
Reece, Kourthey 243 
Reece, Kourtney 186, 62 
Reed, Allison 186 
Reed. Jared 140 
Reed. Patrick 186. 220 
Reed, Steven 1 86 
Reed, Tara 1 86, 252 
Reeves, Cathleen 186 
Reeves. Jarrett 201 
Reeves. Stormie 186 
Reich. Chris 1 86 
Reilly. Connor 32. 1 86 
Reilly. Matthew 1 86 
Reiszner, Paul 1 86 
Reshad. Horton 35, 186 
Rew, Trecey 120. 121. 186. 
279. 287 

Reynolds. Ryan 35 
Reynolds. Shandranika 186. 
215. 253 

Rhodes. Angelique 1 86 
Rhymes. Martha 201 
Rice. Robin 214 
Rich, Jeff 221 
Richard, Amanda 186 
Richard, Davon, 62 
Richard. Davone 186. 243 
Richard, Kyle 186. 228 
Richard. Meredith 216 
Richards. Jason 186 
Richards. Marie 186. 254. 
231. 264 

Richards. Zarchary 186 
Richardson. Darius 186 
Richardson, Jasmine 186, 
248 

Richardson, Laurie 201 
Richter. Patti 205 
Ricks, Jessica 186 
Ridgdell. Amanda 186 
Rigby. Michael 186 
Riggs, Gary 140 
Riggs, John 186 
Riley, Isaac 186 
Riley. Leeann 186. 227 
Rim, Marcus 186 
Rinaudo, Marie 205 



Ritchie. Victoria 186 
Rlvas. Camlla 186 
Rivers, Bradley 58 
Rivers, Justin 186 
Rivers, Tiffany 1 86 
Rivett Whitney 186. 215. 
238 

Roark. Amanda 205 
Robblns. Whitney 186 
Robeaux. Jordan 186 
Roberson. Anesha 186, 213. 
223. 251, 269 

Roberson, Anettria 186, 213 
Roberson, Bryan 186 
Roberson, Heather 186. 187 
Roberson, Kawanda 187 
Roberts, Alexandra 187 
Roberts. April 20 
Roberts, Haley 187 
Roberts. Michael 245 
Roberts. Samamtha 187 
Roberts. Shelly 201 
Roberts. Stephanie 187 245 
Robertson, Markela 187 
Robertson. Shenna 187 
Robetson, Kevin 187 
Robichau. Markie 136 
Robichaux. Elizabeth 187 
267 

Robinson. Brenda 187 
Robinson, Dywaine 165, 
223. 63 

Robinson. Ginia 187 
Robinson. Jarvis 187 
Robinson, Justin 187 
Robinson, Melissa 58 
Roche, John 187 
Rockwell, Katie 216 
Rodriguez, Ben 125 
Rodriguez, Galindo 201 
Rodriguez, Jorge 187 
Rodrique, Kendall 140 
Rodriquez, Margaret 187 
Roe. Amanda 26. 245 
Rogenmoser, Caitlin 187 
Rogers. Ashley 187 214 
Rogerson, Nichole 214 
Rolling, Lindsey 187 
Romain, Sean St. 220 
Rome. Lindsey 187 238 
Rond, April 187 
Root, Brittany 146, 187 
Roque. Joe 238 
Rose. Derek 140 
Rose, Jarvis 187 
Rosenthal. Brussell 187 
Rosnick, Myles 187 
Ross, Bryan 140 
Ross, Larry 187 
Rougeou, Jonathan 1 74 
Rougeou, Lisa 201 
Rowbarham, Tabatha 187 
Rowzee. Edward 220 
Royal. David 187 



Rudd. Gillian 201 
Runge. Leah 187 
Rushing. Ryan 187 
Russell. Barbara 201 
Russell. Jack 201 
Russell. Joshua 34. 187 237 
269 

Russell. Rebecca 34 
Russo. Bradley 140 
Russo. Nicolas 140. 187 
Rutherford. Amelia 187 
Rutland. Walter 187 
Ryland. Melicla 187 
Rymer. Teagan 240 
Rymer, Tegan 187 



Sadler. Sarah 187 138 
Salmon, Latweika 187 
Salter. Hannah 237 
Sam. Kiosha 187 
Sampson, Klara 187 
Sandars. David 187 
Sanders, Chris 269 
Sanders. Marcus 269 
Sandifer, George 187 
Sanson, Jarrod 201 
Santos, Talita 1 87 
Sapp, Tameakia 187 
Sapp. Thelicia 187 
Sarpy. Leonard 187 202 
Sarvis, Amanda 188 
Sasser. Micah 188 
Satcher. Kayla 188 
Satcher, Taneisha 188 
Savoie. Chanel 188 
Sawyer, Catina 251, 257 
Scallorn. Renee 216. 222 
Scallorn. Whitney 1 88 
Scaturro, Anthony 188 
Scheid. Jeremy 188 
Schmidt. Tyler 18. 188 
Schuez. Cory 220 
Schultz. Bianca 122. 123 
Schultz. Kayce 1 88. 1 38 
Schulze. Becca 202 
Schwantes. Ben 140 
Scott. Bridget 188. 243. 251 
Scott, Brittany 188. 243 
Scott. Charniece 188, 243 
Scott, Jasmine 188 
Scott. Jennifer 1 88 
Scott. Jerelie 1 88 
Scott. Jessica 188 
Scott. Kelsey 1 88 
Scott. Kenneka 188 
Scriba. Marie 123 
Sculthorpe. Rochelle 188 
Seago. Caroline 188. 138 
Seastrunk. Dedrin 140 





Seastrunk, Kedrin 188 
Sebren, Terrie 202 
Sekaly, Rylie 188 
Selby, Ambrosia 188 
Sellers, Djerrien 188 
Semanco, Erin 188 
Sepuluado, Allen 244 
Sepuluado, Spencer 228 
Sepulvado, Brianna 188 
Sepulvado, Christian 188 
Sepulvado, Crystal 188 
Sepulvado, Don 202 
Sepulvado, Kelli 188 
Serial, De'Monae 188 
Sessions, Tereneshia 188 
Sexson, Bill 202 
Shafer, Jasmine 188 
Sharon, Kayla 188 
Shaw, Kathy 273 
Shaw, Sandra 188 
Shead, Courtney 131 
Sheets, Rebekah 214 
Shell, Alexis 188 
Shelton, Chris 188 
Shelton, Kammese 202 
Shelton, Paul 188, 219, 277 
270 

Shepherd, Brooke 131 
Sheppard, Chad 125 
Sheppard, Chyna 188 
Sheppard, Gabriel 188 
Sherman, Kevin 188 
Shields, Sammiaa 188 
Shing-Ching, Kam 233 
Shirley, Jodi 202 
Shocklee, Erin 216 
Shoemake, Chance 188 
Shofer, Jasmine 243 
Sholar, Jeffery 188 
Sholar, Jeffrey 219 
Shugart, Heather 188 
Shugart, Shannon 227 
Shultz, Stephanie, 84 
Si, Tucker 1 88 
Siegmund, Shekinah 188, 
233 

Simien, Savana 188, 251 
Simmons, Ashante 189 
Simmons, Bob 202 
Simmons, Briana 189 
Simmons, Krystal 216 
Simmons, Lamont 189, 140 
Simmons, Pamela 205 
Simon, Kera 189, 279, 290 
Simons, Nicholas 189 
Simpson, Karrie 237 
Sims, Frances 189 
Sims, Jan 202 
Sims, Melaisha 189 
Singletary, Elizabeth 189 
Sistrunk, Christopher 189 
Slater, Hannah 189 
Sloan, Shawna 205 
Small, Aaron 189 



Small, Jessica 189 
Smith, Albert 189, 140 
Smith, Ashley 205 
Smith, Bradley 189 
Smith, Calvin 140 
Smith, Carrie 202 
Smith, Chelsea 189 
Smith, Chirs 233 
Smith, Christina 189 
Smith, Christopher 189 
Smith, David 189 
Smith, Deondre 189, 140 
Smith, Edward 189 
Smith, Erica 189 
Smith, Heather 189, 247 
Smith, Jessica 205 
Smith, Kirby 175 
Smith, Kristin 189 
Smith, Krystal 189, 215 
Smith, Laquita 189 
Smith, Leah 189 
Smith, Louis 189 
Smith, Melanie 1B9 
Smith, Mosherri 189 
Smith, Paul 202 
Smith, Russell 205 
Smith, Ryan 264 
Smith, Shavonte 189 
Smith, Stacey 189 
Smith, Steve 202 
Smith, Temetia 1 89 
Smith, Tiffany 189 
Smith, Whitney 121, 189 
Smoot, Malcolm 189 
Snell, Susan 205 
Snipes, Joanna 189 274 
Snodgrass, Beau 125 
Socia, Blake 274 
Sofio, Trey 1 25 
Soileau, Casey 189 233 
Solice, Dylan 189 
Songe, Allyson 189 
Sonnier, Natalyn 189 
Sorapuru, Brittney 189 
Sowell, Esther 189 
Spain, Sarah 189 
Spann, Laranda 136 
Spears, Sheryl 189 
Spells, Bryant 189 
Spence, Samuel 15 
Spencer, Kasey 189 
Spencer, Preston 226 
Spicer, Jaime 189 
Springer, David 189 
Springer, Mark 189, 190 
Springmann, Kathryn 190 
Sprolw, Lucky 190 
Spurgeon, Joanna 190 
Spurgeon, Ohnathan, 23 
Spurgeon, Sam 221 
Spurgeon, Samuel 190 
Squyres, Anatasia 190 
Squyres, Mary 41, 190 
Stagno, Kyle 226 



Stalker, Jesse 190 
Stallings, Heidi 190, 236 
Stallings, Jeremy 242 
St. Amand, Andrew 190 
Stambaugh, Robyn 254 
Stamey, Stephen 140 
Stampley, Patricia 190 
Standifer, George 243 
Standifer, Joseph 190 
Stanley, Rolon 190 
Starks, Jacob 190, 267 
Starling, Sara 190 
Starr, Divina 190 
Starr, Samuel 190 
Stave, Holly 202 
Steadman, Lapatrick 190 
Stech, Stormi 190 
Stedman, Michael 190 
Steele, David 98, 226 
Stelly, Chelsea 263 
Stelly, Emily 190 
Stephens, Casey 190 
Stephens, Cory 190 
Stephens, Craig 202 
Stephens, Jamaat 190 
Stephens, Justin 190 
Stephens, Richelle 190 
Sterling, Marci 190 
Sterling, Sarah 238 
Stewart, Alex 205 
Stewart, Alycia 190 
Stewart, Anthony 190 
Stewart, Asia 190 
Stewart, Natalie 190 
Stewart, Robertha 190 
Stewart, Shaval 190, 236 
Sticker, Leeann 202 
Stiles, Katie 190 
Stockton, Katie 99, 106, 107 
238 

Stoker, Callie 202 
Stoker, Calvin III 140 
Storrs, Julia 190 
Stracener, Jordan 190 
Stracner, Steven 221 
Stradley, William 190 
Strahan, Lindy 190, 138 
Stripling, Emily 20 
Stubbs, Stephanie 190, 229 
Sujuan, Lynette 190 
Sullivan, Alecia 190, 233 
Sullivan, Melaine 190 
Sullivan, Randall 190 
Sullivan, Shelia 205 
Sutton, Artie 202 
Sutton, Sarah 233 
Swanson, James 140 
Swearengin, A.J. 113 
Sykes, Amanda 190 
Sylvester, David 35, 190 
Sylvester, Davis 248 
Sylvie, Christopher 190 



Tabor, Alyssa 190 
Talbot, Donnie 190 
Talbot, lllian 190, 191 
Tanksley, Hannah 191 
Tara Reed 252 
Tarkington, Roy 191 
Taulbee, Fred 202 
Taylor, Alyssa 191 
Taylor, Chasity 191, 253 
Taylor, Chris 226 
Taylor, Christopher 191 
Taylor, Corey 162, 253 
Taylor, Gregory 191 
Taylor, James 191 
Taylor, Kennesha 191 
Taylor, Kymberly 191 
Taylor, LaChanski 191 
Taylor, Nykeyia 191 
Taylor, Salina 191 
Teague, Jacqueline 191 
Temple, Austin 202 
Teutsch, Luke 191 
Thayer, Jaquetta 202 
Theus, Jessica 191 
Thibobeaux, Jason 191, 269 
Thibodeaux, Ashley 191 
Thomas, Andrew 191 
Thomas, Aqualia 191 
Thomas, Ashton 191 
Thomas, Brent 202 
Thomas, Britteny 191 
Thomas, Chadrick 191 
Thomas, Etheldra 191 
Thomas, Fleming 202 
Thomas, Gerrell 128 
Thomas, Hannah 191, 215 
Thomas, Jeremy 121, 251 
Thomas, Kantesha 191 
Thomas, Kendall 191 
Thomas, Keyera 191 
Thomas, Krysy 20 
Thomas, Leremy 191 
Thomas, Marquinn 191 
Thomas, Parrie 191 
Thomas, Reed 202 
Thomas, Shajuana 191 
Thomas, Sherrion 191 
Thomas, Sierra 191 
Thomas, Tiffany 191 
Thomas, Veronica 191 
Thompson, Charlie 252 
Thompson, George 191 
Thompson, Justin 191, 243, 
230 

Thompson, Kevin 191 
Thompson, Kimberly 191 
Thompson, Mark A. 202 
Thompson, Paula 191 
Thompson, Roy 191 
Thompson, Shelia 202 



Thorne, Carolyn 205 
Thornton, Sydneye 191 
Thurston, McKennon 58 
Tilley, Thomas 202 
Tillotson, Nathan 191 
Timmons, Monica 202 
Timmons, Sarah 191, 236, 
273 

Timothy, Kelley 191 
Timothy, Mitchell 191, 274 
Tiplett, Bob 202 
Tolson, Madeline 191 
Tomlin, Angela 192 
Toms, Lauren 205 
Toney, Mindy 121 
Tonquis, Matthew 192 
Toomer, Reginald 192 
Torregano, Jasmine 192 
Torres, Celina 192 
Torres, Mario 192 
Towle, Pat 202 
Townsend, Shana 192 
Trahan, Lauren 192 
Treusch, William 192 
Tschiffely, Emily 202 
Tuck, Jessica 120, 121, 192 
Tummons, Sherley 192 
Tummons, Stephanie 192 
Tunnell, Sarah 192 
Turner, Deante 208 
Turner, Diante 66, 192 
Turner, Reginald 140 
Turner, Sheena 192 
Turpin, Jeffrey 192 
Turpin, Jessica 192 
Tuttle, Emily 192 
Tyler, Brandy 192 
Tyler, Wade 202 
Tyra, Brittney 192 



Upton, D.J. 220 
Urtuzuastegui, Joe 125 



Valega, Klayton 220 
Valentine, Brittian 121, 192 
Van Buren, Shamaigun 121 
Van Meter, Jessica 192 
Vanantwerpen, Amy 192 
Vanburen, Shamaigun 192 
Vance, Chris 192, 219 
Vapont, Britney 95 
Varnado, Adam 140 
Vasseur, Meagen 192, 216 
Vaughn, Amy 202 







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Vaughn. Garrett 125. 192 
Vaughn. Hatti Jo 217 
Vavra. Justin 192 
Venable. Elizabeth 192 
Venters, Ashley 192 
Vercher, Joseph 192 
Vercher. Justin 192. 226 
Vercher, Lois 192 
Verdin. Coty 247 51. 270 
Verdun. Jamie 192 
Verret, Amy 192 
Vets. Megan 192. 215. 222 
Veuleman. Bridget 192 
Vidrine. Amelia 192 
Vienna Elizabeth 192 
Vincent. Erica 229 
Vincent. Kaitlynn 18. 192 
Vines, Allison 192 
Vines, Amanda 192. 138 
Vinning. Kendall 66. 192. 
208. 243. 251 
Vinson, Brittany 192 
Viola. Kristin 192 
Virden. Nicholas 192 
Visconti. Alexandra 192. 216 



Waddell. Chris 117 
Wadkins. Brandy 192 
Wadsworth. Jessica 193 
Wafer. Darrell 91, 193 
Waganer, Jessi 193 
Waggoner, Brittany 193 
Wainright. Dawson 228 
Waits. Bryan 193 
Wakefield, Madison 216 
Wales, Jennifer 193 
Walker, Angela 227 
Walker, Gabriel 193 
Walker, Jimmie 193 
Walker, Kelly 193 
Walker, Neil 140 
Walker, Rakeya 193. 213 
Walker. Ronderica 193 
Walker. Sybill 193 
Walker, Tameka 193 
Walker. Tanna 193 
Walker. Troy 193 
Wall-Hale, Shannon 202 
Wallace. Carmen 193, 131 
Wallace, Sha'Nice 193 
Walsh. Mya 193 
Walton, Shamareo 193 
Ward. Tiffany 193 
Ware, Jeffery 193 
Waring, Cara, 45 
Warren. Andrea 121 
Warren. Bianca 193, 243 
Warrick, Jamie 193 
Warsley. Samuel 193 



Washington. Christopher 
193 

Washington. Danielle 193. 
243. 248 

Washington, Dominique 193 
Washington, Doug 121 
Washington, Lamarious 121 
Washington, Lashondra 193 
Washington. Loyise 193 
Washington, Marcus 121, 
140 

Washington, Nicholas 193 
Washington. Ronnie 193, 
251 

Washington. Whitney 193 
Wastland. Keralina 193 
Waters. Janine 202 
Waters. Kristi 202 
Watkins. Courtney 193 
Watkins, Dwayne 193, 128 
Watson, Alanea 193 
Watson, Angelisa 248, 236 
Watson, John 193 
Watson, Jonathan 14, 193, 
220 

Watson, Kenneth 193 
Watson. Nichols 193. 228 
Watson, Tomysha 193 
Wattigny. Scott 140 
Watts. Chris 15 
Waugh. Tiffany Kawana 1 75 
Weams. Jaysun 248 
Weatherly. Cesley 193 
Webb. Angela 193. 248 
Webb. Garrett 193 
Webb. James 193 
Webb. Mareo 193. 243. 248. 
251 

Webb. Natalie 193 
Webb. Randy 202 
Webb. Warren 193 
Webster, Taylor 194 
Weeks. Paul 194 
Weeks. Robert 140 
Weinzettle. Ruth 202 
Welch. Frances 202 
Welch. Joseph 194 
Welch, Maggie 194 
Weldon. Bryant 194. 257 
Wellman. Nelda 202 
Wellman. Wendell 202 
Wells, Jacqueline 194 
Wells. October 121. 194 
Wells. Sarah 194. 214 
Wells, Temperist 194 
Wentzel. Adam 194, 219 
Werner. Amy 202 
Wernet. Mary 202 
Wesley. Korisma 194 
Wesley. Kristen 194 
West. Ashley 194 
West. Darby 194 
West. David 202 
West. Linda 202 



Westbrook. Casey 194 
Whatley. Austin 194 
Wheatley. Brandon 194. 208 
Wheatley. David 194. 140 
Wheeler. Rachelle 194 
Wheeler. Raquel 194 
Whitaker. Taylor 194 
White. Devin 128 
White. James 194 
White. Kimberly 194 
White. Kristie 194 
White. Lachardius 194 
White. Megan 194 
White. Nina 205 
White. Shanyrica 194. 237 
Whitehead, Laura 216 
Whitelow, Lewej 194 
Whittington, George 194 
Whittle, Britaney 194 
Wiggins, Joanna 194 
Wilcot, Brittany 194 
Wilder. Margaret 194 
Wiley, Dustin 194 
Wiley, Mario 140 
Wiley, Matthew 194 
Wilhite, Lisa 205 
Wilkerson, Ashley 194 
William. Owens 194 
William. Rachal 194 
Williams. Aaron 194, 252 
Williams. Alex 140 
Williams. Amber 194, 214 
Williams, Anna 131. 194 
Williams, Antoinette 248 
Williams, Aaron 194. 252 
Williams, Ashley 194 
Williams, Benjamin 194 
Williams, Brandlyn 194 
Williams. Brian 194, 226 
Williams. Brittany 194. 227 
Williams. Bryan 194 
Williams. Chauncey 194, 
195 

Williams, Cherie 195 
Williams, Cherrelle 195, 230 
Williams, Darius 140 
Williams. Darlene 202 
Williams. David 205 
Williams, Erin 195 
Williams. Gecyka 195. 251, 
253 

Williams, Jaderian 195 
Williams, Janiesia 195 
Williams, Jasmin 195 
Williams, Jasmine 195 
Williams, Jazmen 121 
Williams, Jeffery 195 
Williams. Jermonte 195 
Williams. Jessica 121. 195 
Williams. Jodie 195. 216 
Williams. John 195. 202 
Williams. Kendra 195 
Williams. Kenyetta 195 
Williams. Kim 195 



Williams. Kimberly 195. 248 
Williams. Lacy 195 
Williams. Lakimbria 195 
Williams. Latara 195. 230 
Williams. Leah 195 
Williams. Mitchell 195 
Williams. Oscar 195 
Williams. Preanna 195 
Williams. Redd 121 
Williams. Robert 195 
Williams. Robin 66. 195 
Williams. Scott 264 
Williams. Shannon 195 
Williams. Sha'Quana 195 
Williams. Shera 195 
Williams. Soileau 195 
Williams. Talisia 195 
Williams. Tawana 195 
Williams, Terrence 195 
Williams, Travis 195 
Williams, Tweet 131 
Williams. Tyler 195. 238 
Williams, Vadeisha 195. 213. 
223. 243 

Williams. Wade 140 
Williams, Yvette 202 
Williamson, Elizabeth 195 
Williamson, Mary Lynn 202 
Williford, Jacob 125. 195 
Willis, Alania 195 
Willis. Chris 140 
Willis. Kaleisha 195 
Willis. Lovell 195 
Willis, Sylvester 195 
Willliams, Jessica 195 
Wilridge, Ebony 195, 248 
Wilson, Christopher 195 
Wilson, Derek 195 
Wilson. Dustie 195 
Wilson. Eva 195. 196, 233 
Wilson, Jerrica 196 
Wilson. Mariann 203 
Wilson. Milzokiya 180. 211 
Wilson. Roderick 66. 196. 
219 

Wilson. Sara 196 
Wilson, Shemeka 196 
Wilson. Whitney 196. 216. 
267 

Wimberly. Michael 228 
Winbery. Brenda 196 
Windom, Jasmine 196 
Winegeart. Addie 196. 214 
Wingfield. Kayla 196. 236. 
269 

Winkler. Toby 196 
Winn, Amy 196 
Wisher. Ruth 196. 216 
Wisinger. Perry 203 
Withey, Daniel 203 
Withey. Paul 203 
Wolf, Katie 196 
Wolffe. Lisa 203 
Wood. Alexandria 196 



Wood. Benjamin 196. 228 
Wood. Kory 196 
Wood. Laura 196 
Woodard. Astln 196. 216 
Woodard. Jarred 196 
Woods. Bobby 196. 219 
Woods. Kim 248 
Woodson. Collin 228 
Woodward. Isaac 196 
Woodward. Jason 196 
Wright. Courtney 196 
Wright, Donald Jr. 196 
Wright, Jennifer 196 
Wright. Samantha 196. 233. 
236 

Wright, Stephanie 196 
Wright-Bryant, Brittany 196 
Wyatt. Patrick 196 
Wyatt. Sji 196. 243 
Wyble. Nicholas 196 



Xavier. Lee 196. 140 



Yankowski. Michael 203 
Yarbrough, Daniel 121 
Yaser. Elqutub 196. 140 
Youman, Xavier 140 
Young. Aubin 128 
Young, Christian 196 
Young, Cyntoria 196 
Young, Katelyn 196 
Young, Leahann 205 
Young. Shaneka 196. 236 
Youngblood. Jacob 196 
Youngblood. Octavious 
196. 211 
Youngblood. Sharan 196 



Zacarias. Alex 203 
Zeno, Chelsea 251, 269 
Zhu. Wejia 203 
Ziegler, Richard 196 
Zimmerman. Charles 196 
Zimmerman. Heath 196 
Zimmerman. Ryan 125 
Zulick. Marsha 203 
Zumwalt. Matthew 196 




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